.534″ Minie Ball Cartridges


These cartridges are made to specifications set out in the “Reports of Experiments with Small Arms for the Military Service” conducted by the US Ordnance Department in 1856, where the m1841 “Mississippi” rifle was stacked up against a variety of its contemporaries for evaluation. While the US ended up developing and adopting what would become known as the m1855 Rifle and Rifled Musket, the “Mississippi” rifle stayed in service and in armory stocks across the country up into the beginning of the Civil War. These rifles saw combat on both sides of the war, and were updated in various ways by several different contracting agencies, some adding long-range rear sights and various bayonet fittings.

These cartridges contain a lubricated Lyman 533-476 Burton style Minie ball, and a powder cylinder. The bullet weighs 430gr, and measures .533″. In function, they are identical to their larger .58 caliber siblings. THESE CARTRIDGES CONTAIN NO POWDER, but will come out of the box ready to be filled and folded.

I acknowledge that the Lyman 533-476 does have a somewhat anachronistic ogive, but, .54 minie molds of any description are scarce these days. It is my intent to replace it with a custom made round-nose minie mold in the near future, but these Lyman bullets will fit the bill for now. They shoot well in my reproduction Euroarms Mississippi, and they fit my Pedersoli Lorenz, but I haven’t done bench-rest accuracy testing with them out of it just yet. I shoot them with 55gr of Fg black powder.

This listing is for 30 cartridges. If you would like stamped arsenal pack wrappers, make your selection in the add-ons!

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.534" Minie Ball Cartridges

.534" Minie Ball Cartridges (QTY 15), .534" Minie Ball Cartridges (QTY 30)


none, CS . 54 Mississippi, Atlanta Arsenal, 1862 (PRINTED) (+$1), CS . 54 Mississippi Rifle , Augusta Arsenal, 1864 (STAMPED) (+$1), CS . 54 Mississippi/Austrian, Atlanta Arsenal, 1864 (STAMPED) (+$1), CS . 54 Austrian or Mississippi, Fayetteville Armory, Open Date (PRINTED) (+$1), CS Macon Arsenal, Open Date (Printed, +$1), CS Selma Arsenal, 1863 (Printed, +$1)

1 review for .534″ Minie Ball Cartridges

  1. Clifton M. (verified owner)

    These work awesome in my original, relined Austrian Lorenz!

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