PERCUSSION CAPS AND BLANK ROUNDS

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: PERCUSSION CAPS WITH 4 WINGS, PAPER LADIES (PRE-MADE PAPER CARTRIDGE TUBES), BLACK POWDER GRAIN MEASURING DEVICE, TWO ROLLED BLANK CARTRIDGES, AND FFFg BLACK POWEDER.

  • PERCUSSION CAPS: THE ONLY AUTHORIZED PERCUSSION CAPS TO BE USED ARE BRASS, 4 “WINGED”, GERMAN MADE CAPS.  THE ONE TIN CONTAINER ABOVE IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE CORRECT CAPS PERMITTED BY "COMPANY D”
  • PAPER LADIES:  PRE-ROLLED PAPER TUBES USED TO MAKE BLANK CARTRIDGES (ROUNDS).  THESE CAN BE BOUGHT AT MOST SUTLERS.  REGIMENTAL QUARTERMASTER KEEPS THESE IN STOCK.  YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER LADIES BUT IT IS MUCH EASIER TO BUY PRE-MADE.
  • BLACK POWDER:  I RECOMMEND AND PREFER THAT YOU USE FFFg BLACK POWDER. IT IS A FINER GRAIN THAN FFg BLACK POWDER AND BURNS CLEANER WHEN FIRING YOU RIFLE THUS PREVENTING SOME MISFIRES.  DO NOT- DO NOT- DO NOT BUY OR USE SMOKELESS BLACK POWDER.  SMOKELESS POWDER WILL BLOW YOUR RIFLE UP IN YOUR FACE.  MOST SPORTING GOOD STORES SELL THE CORRECT FFFg BLACK POWDER.
  • BLACK POWDER MEASURING DEVICE: THERE ARE MANY MEASURING DEVICES ON THE MARKET AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE WHEN MAKING BLANK ROUNDS.  THE ONE IN PHOTO ABOVE IS A SIMPLE TUBE WITH GRAIN AMOUNTS MARKED ON SIDE. THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF POWDER FOR BLANK ROUNDS SHOULD BE 65-85 GRAINS.  I PREFER TO FIRE 85 GRAINS WITH MY BLANK CARTRIDGES AS THE EXTRA POWDER HELPS REDUCE MIS-FIRES.  DO NOT LOAD MORE THAN 85 GRAINS.
  • WHEN ROLLING ROUNDS, SIMPLE MEASURE OUT 65-85 GRAINS WITH MEASURING DEVICE THEN POUR INTO PAPER LADY.  ONCE POWDER HAS BEEN POURED IN PAPER LADY, ROLL OPEN END OF CARTRIDGE AS SEEN IN PHOTO ABOVE. DO NOT STAPLE OR USE ANY OTHER MEANS ASIDE FROM FOLDING AND ROLLING CARTRIDGE END.
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