This is our Basic Kit, meaning that you will have to get your own 1/2" or 5/8" circle cutter online, as well as All Purpose glue sticks (not school glue), rolling papers, and lube. We strongly suggest the rice paper rolling papers offered in our kits. Lube can be made easily with 50/50 beeswax and beef tallow, which are on eBay.
The kit comes with the two piece knob and block for this specific caliber, calibers, or in some cases a specific gun. It also includes the powder dipper or dippers for the correct height of powder, and one funnel, regardless of how many sets you are purchasing.
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. Slight 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 that 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 .36 caliber kit was engineered for the Richmond pattern bullet from Eras Gone Bullet Molds. 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.
We are currently testing the Lee .375, and other molds as we happen upon them.
Note that the Richmond bullet does not shave easily in most Italian replicas. You may want to use a pipe on the rammer to gently give yourself more leverage.
Great quality…. Fast shipping ….. Works great!
Great tool can spend more time shooting down range i also have a 44 cal cartridge former works great to thanks
The kit is nicely made and makes perfect paper cartridges. Don't forget to wax mandrel and forming box. Cigarette papers work the best.
36 cal. Paper Cartridge Former Basic Kit
These cartridge kits are great, I have 44 and 36 kits and shooting pre rolled cartridges has really increased the pleasure of shooting my revolvers