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Re: Original Cartridge Question

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Friday, 16 September 2016, at 9:57 p.m., in response to Re: Original Cartridge Question, posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 16 September 2016, at 5:46 p.m.


I have used a 38 special case to load my BP 44 cal. pistols. 1 fired 38 case and a piece of tablet cardboard rolled into a funnel and taped up. This system works great. I simply pour the BP from my horn into the funnel to fill the case. the excess is blown to the wind. I still have the case and cardboard funnel from 30 years ago even though I have purchased a loader. Can't bring myself to throw them away. Reminds me of when I was poor and had to make do.

A 30-40 case will suffice for the TD loads. Of course I also load with a scale for the TD loads for accuracy sake. Cute little powder measures were not available to the Native (*the real) Americans. Out on the frontier you used what ya had.

I'm having trouble with this thong and hole thing. Assuming we are talking about a CARBINE, I can see the need for a way to extract the stuck case. We all know how bad the cases were in the beginning (LBH as an example). Col. Custer's men were short on ram rods, one to ever so many troopers. The process sounds good if you have all kinds of time to do it. Certainly not in the heat of battle.

Lets keep digging till we find evidence of the actual historical use.

O.K., I'll go back to the shop and create something now.

What say you Pete Nelson???


I love the thread though. It's got people talking here, and that's good.


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