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44 Caliber Combustible
Paper Cartridges
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Reproduction cartridges for sale below,  we also have available a brief history of
paper cartridgesat the bottom of this page..
Above Left: Original packages of the 1860's and on the Right are 3 reproduction packages with copies of
the original labels 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.
Above pictured are the
Original Packages
Above pictured are the "LIVE"
reproduction packages we have for sale.
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History of the paper 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) in the revolver firearm to 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 patten, then in centerfire.
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We at www.ammo-one.com normally will not deal in older paper cartridges as
there are many reproductions and fakes on the marketplace.
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Package of 6 cartridges, copy of Colts Cartridge Works Label
Package of 6 cartridges, copy of D.C. SAGE & CO. Label
Package of 6 cartridges, copy of Waterville Arsenal Label
One 44 cartridge in a clear  plactic sleeve
$19.95
$19.95
$19.95
$5.50
$35.00 Minimum Order, plus Shipping cost still applies
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