.58 Minie Ball Cartridges
$38.00 – $42.00
These cartridges are straight out of the 1860 US Ordnance Manual, and saw service by the tens of millions during the American Civil War. They contain a Lyman .575-213OS “Minie” ball, sized to .5754″ and dip-lubed in a mix of beeswax and tallow, and are ready to be filled and folded. They contain NO POWDER, and you will need to fill them with a charge of your choosing. I generally use 65gr of 1Fg Black Powder for my “58 Caliber” rifled-muskets, but the powder cylinder in the cartridge body will hold up to about 70gr.
You can also mix in some Williams Type III “Cleaner” cartridges! NOTE: Williams cartridges will only be available with arsenal labels dated appropriately for their issue, or with plain arsenal wrappers. CS Arsenals never produced Williams bullets, and my Type III Williams bullets entered service in 1863, so the earlier labels aren’t correct to accompany them.
The plain wrapper is to accommodate the broadest US usage, as after 1862 most arsenals skipped labeling the individual packets and only labeled the 1000 round shipping crates. It ain’t pretty, but sometimes historical accuracy isn’t.
The stamps I use are from Cap and Ball EU, and are available for purchase on their online shop and Ebay store!
|.58 MINIE BALL CARTRIDGES||
.58 MINIE BALL CARTRIDGES (QTY 28), 24 MINIE & 4 WILLIAMS TYPE 3 CARTRIDGES (TOTAL QTY 28)
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none, US .58 Minie, Allegheny Arsenal , 1858 (STAMPED), US .58 Minie, Allegheny Arsenal , 1861 (STAMPED) (+$1), US .58cal, Frankford Arsenal , 1861 (PRINTED) (+$1), CS .58 Minie, Richmond Arsenal, 1862 (STAMPED) (+$1), CS . 57 or .58 Conical Ball, Richmond Arsenal, 1864 (STAMPED) (+$1), US .58 Minie, St. Louis Arsenal, 1864 (STAMPED)(+$1), Plain/Unmarked (+$1), CS .57 or .58 Lynchburg Arsenal, 1864 (PRINTED)(+$1), St. Louis Arsenal, 1862 (STAMPED)(+$1)