Before I started I made a block to keep the process in an upright position for ease of making the cartridge and a dowel for wrapping the cigarette paper.
Then using a dowel approximately the use diameter of the bullet I rolled the paper over the dowel and then put some glue from a glue stick on the edge of the paper to keep the roll together.
Then slide the paper down the dowel so there is enough overhang to put the bullet in. Before doing that I take the glue stick and glue the outer diameter of the bullet at least a quarter inch so the paper can stick to the bullet. Them carefully slide off dowel and place upside down in block so glue can dry. Repeat process up to this point as many times as needed. Because this is my first time doing this I'm only making six.
Once I have all six I'm making and they have dried it time to fill with black powder. Now for these six I'm using 30 grains of FFFg Pyrodex P .
After putting in the powder I just put a twist on the end, then snipped off the excess paper with a pair of scissors. At that point the last thing to do is put a touch of glue on the twist just to help keep it from coming apart.
I use these reproduction paper cartridge boxes, just like what they used during the civil war. Check out the video.
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