These cartridges are a faithful reproduction of the originals, and come completed up to the point of adding gunpowder.
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. These cartridges are a faithful reproduction of the originals, and come completed up to the point of adding gunpowder.
The kits feature twenty, pre-rolled cartridge tubes formed out of colonial-style newsprint, with text from various publications from the 1770’s printed on the outer face. The balls are cast from pure lead and are .648 caliber. Illustrated instructions on how to fill and fold your cartridges are included. Twenty rounds come in each pack- just add powder and they’re ready for the range!
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