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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-14-2016, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Need info on this black powder cartridge...

This is not a for sale ad at this point. I have acquired (4) ammo cans full of what I'm being told is 69 caliber black powder rounds. I received them from an uncle who was moving. I have been receiving a few questions about them from a previous posting. Can anyone help in adding information about them?? Thanks in advance for your time.. [img:center]https://pix.sfly.com/dUhVXH[/img]

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Re: Need info on this black powder cartridge...

Need a better close up picture , At first I thought they were 16 ga paper shotgun hulls. But when I blew the photo up, i saw that what appeared to be a base was actually a hollow base bullet. There were thousands of 69 caliber muskets, both US and foreign used in the WBTS. Usually the paper wrapped cartridges looked more like home rolled roaches than those fancy cardboard tubes. Are they still loaded? I can't tell if those tubes are sealed on the end away from the bullet. There was an early french 69 caliber breech loader, but I don't know if it ever was made for paper cartridges. Similar to the Zulu shotguns sold mail order here 100 years ago. They were mostly 12 ga. IIRC correctly the original french musket may have been converted to a breech loader briefly. Those cartridges are too substantial to be combustible like the percussion sharps cartridges.

Canadian militia units used a similar looking 58 cal cartridge in their Snider Enfield rifles. But that was basically a 24 ga shot shell with a 500 grain bullet and they were rifles.

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Re: Need info on this black powder cartridge...

Thanks for the information, I'm going to cut one open length ways and take a photo. I'll post in the next few days.

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Re: Need info on this black powder cartridge...

So...after further review, it seems I have a bunch of 58 cal loads. Please see pictures of cut open cartridges. Bullet is .580 round, 525 gram weight. I guess that changes the question of what these are..
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