This kit contains no musket balls, and is designed for those who either have their own projectiles, or who wish to construct blank cartridges.
The Charleville Musket was the standard infantry arm for the French Army for well over a century. It was supplied to the Continental Army during the American Revolution at the behest of the Marquis de Lafayette, and used by many a faithful Continental against his British adversary. To facilitate speedy reloading, the soldier would construct cartridges containing both powder and shot out of whatever paper he could find around the camp.
This kit is designed to provide the materials to construct 80 cartridges of this type. The newsprint is of various Continental publications from the 1770's, and is designed to be cut into trapezoidal sections before using. The kit features:
- 44 rectangular newsprint sections, to be cut into trapezoids for cartridge papers.
- A forming dowel.
- An illustrated instruction sheet, complete with historical data to walk you through the process of constructing cartridges.
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