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 Walker kit was engineered for a new manufacture Uberti Walker. There are a ton of Walkers out there, manufactured by Armi San Marco and many eras of Ubertis that may or may not fit our tested bullet, which was the Eras Gone Bullet Molds Walker bullet.
The Eras Gone Walker bullet does not fit in some Walkers, because it gets caught, ever so slightly, on the entry port. Some people have suggested that you should file and reblue your guns entry port. We prefer to use our brass rod tapper to get the bullet started so that it will clear.
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 Walker bullet.
I had no desire to make paper cartridges until I saw the video on this kit. It still takes a lot of patience to to make these but the end result is real paper cartridges. I have to scrap a few and start over but I am well pleased with the results of the innovative modern day process. Good way to return to a productive hobby vs mindless phone browsing.
Walker Paper Cartridge Former Master Kit