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.44 Caliber Paper Combustible, 1 Package of 6, NO CAPS!



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.44 Caliber Paper Combustible, 1 Package of 6, NO CAPS!


1 box @ $16.95 each
2 boxes@ $15.95 each box, save $2.00 for per order
3 Boxes @ $14.95 each box, save $9.00 total per order
4 Boxes @ $13.95 each box, save $12.00 total per order

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Please note: “LIVE” reproduction (NO CAPS) for collecting and use in black powder .44 caliber firearms in excellent condition. They shoot great I use them

One Package of 6 cartridges  (.44 caliber) reproduction, “live” (NO CAPS), combustible, paper cartridges with 4 different copies of original labels (for collectors or shooters)  “Colt’s Cartridge Works” label, “Watervliet Arsenal” label,  “Colt’s Cartridge Works” and American Powder Co.. labels. If you buy 1 to 3 packages, it is our choice of labels to send you, if you buy 4, you will get all 4 labels.

Each Cartridge as 28 grains fffg black powder and .454” lead ball.Packages of (6) fully functional, 100% reliable and accurate .44 caliber paper cartridges with 28 grains of fffg black powder,  rice paper treated with potassium nitrate, and seams sealed and bullet seated with sodium silicate (water glass) by a Federally Licensed ammunition maker. The packages are cut from Kraft paper, double lacquered for water resistance and reusable. Although the labels may say differently, no percussion caps are included with these packages.

Please note: Single cartridges available, please see below in related.

History of the Paper Combustible Cartridge:

Back in the day (1850’s) Colt patterned the “Combustible Paper Cartridge” in 1855 for both rifle and pistol firearms.  They  were used to replace the 4 step process of musket loading (loading the black powder, then wadding, then the ball and wax) into the simpler, faster way of loading the one step cartridge, but still able to use the same firearm  (a major cost savings for countries at war, i.e., the Civil War).The paper combustibles were a huge advantage, but short lived.  In the early to mid-1860’s, during  the Civil War years, the copper, then brass cartridge was developed and became available first in the rimfire patent, then in centerfire.We at normally will not deal in older paper cartridges as there are many reproductions and fakes on the marketplace.

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Weight 0.30 lbs