This post delves deep into technical esoterica, so unless you have a specific interest in percussion revolver shooting you may as well move on.
I got interested in black powder firearms some years ago, which led to percussion revolvers, which led to making paper cartridges similar to those used in the mid 1800s, and used in great numbers during the Civil War.
My new video demonstrates how the “pull tab” cartridges are made, and why they’re important as part of using the 40 round belt box that I designed. These are the same cartridges I used (with the lube cookie) this month in a 102 round proof test. Hope you like it, and that you try it out for yourself.
My technique is a variation of the system detailed by capandball. His video is also a must-see if you’re going to make the cartridges.
This cartridge-making method goes hand-in-hand with my thread “Cartridge Box (speaking of field carry)“.
The 102 consecutive round test is detailed here, showing that, with the right methods, even the dirtiest powder cannot prevent you from shooting a large number of rounds, trouble free.
With all of that information, you can enter the field with naught but your pistol belt, a capping tool and your ear plugs. That as opposed to the “buffet table” full of loading components, tools and accessories that is often employed by today’s cap and ball shooters.
Business catering to black powder revolver shooters will often tell you that you’ll not be able to get off more than twelve or eighteen shots before you have to remove the cylinder and clean the cylinder arbor, else the cylinder will become too difficult to turn, but I proved that to be very incorrect.