Re: PAPER CARTRIGES
That chemical was potassium nitrate (salt peter?) I'm pretty sure. I used to make paper cartridges for a .58 Springfield musket. Think maybe that's what Bullshoot was referring to. That disolved in water. That onion skin paper or tea bags is a great idea. I just used a light grade letter paper stock, but that onion skin would have been better. I think I used a 1/2" dowel for .58 cartridges.
I still have 20+ cartridges in my cartridge box, and I'm pretty sure they still work from more than 20 years ago.
Last edited by jim brady; 04-08-2011 at 08:54 AM..