U.S. Civil War Cartridges for Review


#1

Hi,

Are these all original period U.S.Civil War paper cartridges? Thanking you in advance and hoping to hear from you very soon.

Regards, juno44

cw50


#2

More photo

cw51


#3

cw53


#4

Anyone?


#5

Juno44
To judge paper cartridges by sight and in such a packet is extremely difficult what i think i could be in the
packet is for the MOD 54 US Rifle 1855 3 of the ones in blue paper they also came in tan paper are the
Mod 1841 58 cal US rifled musket but these cartridges most likely contain the Wiilliams clean-out bullet
with Zink Washer attached to its base.The particular fact here is that these cartridges came in the blue
and tan paper.What ever this is a nice find.
Sherryl


#6

Hi Sherryl,

Would it help if I take photos of a opened one ?

Regards, Michel


#7

Juno44
If you carefully feel the bullet base you will also feel the Williams clean-out washer about 1/16" of an inch away. It’s attached to the bullet base in the center & can be felt as a separate piece when felt from the outer edge / outside. No need to destroy an uncommon cartridge.


#8

juno 44
The advise from PetedeCoux is proper and sufficient there is no point of taking one of these scarce
cartridges apart.
Sherryl


#9

You could always place it in a condom and swallow it. The hospital will do an x-ray before they remove it and you’ll be able to see for sure then :)


#10

Hi,

Thank you all for your help it is highly appreciated. And yes, all the blue paper cartridges have a non ferrous washer at their base.

Regards, Michel