paper cartridges

For percussion revolvers.

Needed a place to save this link, How I make paper cartridges.

The mechanics of mid-nineteenth century firearms have always fascinated me, but until I finally broke down and bought my own 1851 Colt Navy revolver I only had a vague idea of what was involved in shooting one.


Now the thing about percussion, a/k/a “cap and ball”, revolvers is that firing them involves carefully pouring a measured amount of black powder into each chamber followed by a lead ball. That can not only get messy, but take up a lot of valuable range time. Using paper cartridges can at least save time at the range, if not reduce the amount of dirt and grime involved in the process.


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My name is Phil Lembo. In my day job I’m an enterprise IT architect for a leading distribution and services company. The rest of my time I try to maintain a semi-normal family life in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC. E-mail me at philipATlembobrothersDOTcom. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and not those of my employers, past, present or future (except where I quote others, who will need to accept responsibility for their own rants).