|.44 Caliber Combustible
|Reproduction cartridges for sale below, we also have available a brief history of
paper cartridges at the bottom of this page..
|Above pictured are the
|Above pictured are the "LIVE"
reproduction packages we have for sale.
|Left: Original packages of the 1860's and on the
right are 3 reproduction packages with copies of
the original labels each package containing 6
LIVE and ready to use. 44 Combustible Cartridges
for collectors and Civil War enthusiasts.
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 this packages.
|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 www.ammo-one.com normally will not deal in older paper cartridges as there are many reproductions and fakes on