These cartridges are a faithful reproduction of the originals, and come completed up to the point of adding gunpowder.
The cartridges are constructed of sturdy paper wrapped around a soft lead, .685cal Minié ball lubricated with the 1861 recipe of 8 parts beeswax, 1 part mutton tallow. The top of the cartridge is open and ready to receive a charge of powder. Included is a Arsenal wrapper and a period correct paper label so that you can bundle your completed cartridges. An illustrated instruction sheet will guide you through the proper method of folding the rounds shut. All materials and processes are historically accurate, and have been based off the instructions found in the 1861 US Army Ordnance Manual.
Ten rounds come in each pack- just add powder and they’re ready for the range!