The British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket was the most widely used weapon of foreign manufacture during the Civil War, and served the armies of both North and South faithfully during the conflict. The rifle was most effectively used along with specifically patterned cartridges containing a smooth-sided “Pritchett” bullet. Cartridges of this type were manufactured at several locations in the South during the War, however many were imported from factories in Great Britain, smuggled past the Union Navy by industrious blockade runners.
This kit includes all the necessary materials to make 20 historically correct American Civil War-era paper cartridges, minus gunpowder due to shipping constraints. Detailed, illustrated instructions will walk you through the historical process of cartridge construction, a skill that every British Infantryman was required to learn. The kits feature:
- 20 pure lead, cal.563 smooth-sided 'Pritchett' bullets, to be patched with paper during the construction process for a snug fit down your bore.
- Cartridge papers, of historically correct measurement and material.
- Cartridge mandrel and former.
- 2 historically correct stamped Arsenal wrappers and a length of twine with which to bundle your completed cartridges.
- Detailed, illustrated instructions.
These cartridges are period correct for either a Confederate Civil War impression, or a British Imperial impression.
These kits are also available without musket balls for those who have their own projectiles, or who wish to construct blank rounds- click here to see!
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