36 & 44 cal. Paper Cartridge Former Master Kit
36 & 44 cal. Paper Cartridge Former Master Kit
36 & 44 cal. Paper Cartridge Former Master Kit
36 & 44 cal. Paper Cartridge Former Master Kit
36 & 44 cal. Paper Cartridge Former Master Kit

36 & 44 cal. Paper Cartridge Former Master Kit

$49.95
Description

This is our Master Kit. It comes with the knob and block for the caliber, calibers, or specific guns, the marked dippers for them, and one funnel. It also comes with all the things you need to make paper cartridges except for bullets and powder. This includes two packages of Elements rice paper rolling papers, a 5/8" paper circle cutter, a regular size All Purpose glue stick, and a 2oz can of black powder lube.

The lube is enough for approximately 200 paper cartridges if the lube is kept hot throughout. If you heat the lube, take it off the heat, and dip until you can no longer dip, it will not last anywhere near as long. The two packages of paper are enough for about 200 rounds of the .36 and .44 if you cut two strips for the body and use the end for two circles (see instructions page). For the larger cartridges, the number is about a half to two thirds, depending on well you combine your cuts.

All of our kits are engineered to fill the chamber so that the top of a conical bullet reaches the very top of the chamber when compressed with the loading lever. Small variances in height can be obtained by how much you fill or overfill the dipper.

For lower power target loads, you fill the powder first, for how much you want to use, then top it off with Cream of Wheat to about an 8th of an inch below the rim of the paper.
For roundballs, if you want them topped right up, you should fill the dipper to overflowing, with a little on the handle.
Experiment with your gun so you don't run into a situation where the bullet or ball will not compress enough to clear the cylinder. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
If you do get stuck, which most of us have, take your cylinder out and hacksaw the top off of the bullet.
None of our kits come with gunpowder, bullets, caps, or of course the guns in the pictures. Our measurements are based on our experience, and you use them at your own risk.


This combo covers most of the Italian replica guns in both .36 and .44. In the .36, we tested this kit with the .36 Richmond pattern bullet and the .44s with the Johnson & Dow bullet from Eras Gone Bullet Molds. It will also fit any other conical that fits in your gun and clears the loading port, but you will have to experiment with the powder height.

If you fill the dipper just so that the rim has no powder on it, the top of the bullet will be at the edge of the cylinder with the two tested bullets.

Note that the J&D bullet DOES NOT FIT IN A .44 51 NAVY. You can use our brass tapping rod, or any other rod that won't damage your gun to start the bullet so that it clears the entry port.

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James Herrin
.36 & .44 Cartridge Kit

I am very impressed with this Kit. I have made .36 round ball cartridges, and with the .44 cal. I have made round ball and conical, (.44 Kerr). It is nice to know where to cut the length for the cartridges as with this kit. I Highly recommend this kit for Paper Cartridge forming. Very Easy.

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Harlan Bradford

36 & 44 cal. Paper Cartridge Former Master Kit

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JOHN MARSHALL
NO MORE MESS

I RECEIVED MY ORDER (NOT TO INCLUDE POWDER AND CAPS) IN A TIMELY MANNER (ACTUALLY RECEIVED TWO DAYS EARLIER THAN UPS PROMISED). I HAD VIEWED THE "HOW TO" ON YOU TUBE AND HAD NO TROUBLE BUILDING TWO BULLETS TO MY SATISFACTION IN MY FIRST PRACTICE SESSION. ONLY THREW ONE AWAY FROM PRACTICE. AM VERY PLEASED THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO FOREGO CARRYING ALL THE SUPPLIES TO THE RANGE AND SIMPLY LOAD BULLETS. HAVE SHARED WITH SEVERAL CO WORKERS AND HAVE VIEWED THE INSTRUCTIONS AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE WEBSITE FOR ORDERING. THANKS

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jerry meier
Fast shipping

Works as advertised.. a bit pricey

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Steve Ottman
Fantastic tool

I purchased both the .36 and .44 kits. I have thus far only done round balls, as the conical's have not yet arrived. the formers work perfect w/ cigarette papers, thin coffee filters, and, hair perm end papers. I have used all three, w/excellent results. If there are any issues, it would only be when using "nitrated" papers, due to additional thickness caused by the KNO3 saturation.
If I decide to continue w/the nitrated papers, I may sand down the knob, to accommodate, the extra thickness, although it works fairly well w/o any modification. Just a bit "fussy".