War of 1812
Things you'll need to learn to do for yourself.
Half-inch Copper Tube: This will be your mandrel for rolling the paper. It need not be too long, 6-7" will do. You can find it at any hardware store, and they usually sell it by the foot so you don't get stuck with too much extra.
FFg Black Powder: Also called Double F Gunpowder. If you don't have this you don't need to roll any charges. Black powder is the stuff that makes your musket go bang.
Funnel: Should have a spout which fits into the tubes easily. For filling the paper tubes with black powder.
Measuring Spoons: Required for accurately filling each cartridge.
Step 1: Lay a cartridge paper out on a flat surface. Place the copper tube along side BC, leaving about a half-inch of paper hanging past the end of the tube.
Step 2: Roll the paper onto the tube until all the paper is rolled.
Step 3: Twist and press the overhanging paper into the end of the tube so that it seals tightly.
Step 4: Slide paper from tube, leaving you with an empty cartridge.
Step 5: Place funnel into top of empty cartridge, spoon in 1-1/2 teaspoons of Black Powder.
Step 6: Twist the top of the cartridge closed, leaving a flag on top. This flag will assist you when it comes time to bite the charge open during the loading procedures.
Et viola, you have a charge!
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