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Re: 1859 Berdan Sharps
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2021, 09:59:35 AM »
Boy, that floating chamber sure seems like more trouble than it's worth. I'm thankful mine was converted.

My Shilo 1863 Sharps carbine and my unconverted original Sharps 1863 sharps carbine do not have a gloating chamber.
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Re: 1859 Berdan Sharps
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2021, 10:05:49 AM »
I have 10 of the brass "cartridges" for mine and I've never used them. I bought them from Buffalo Arms thinking they would make life easier. Unfortunately they don't fit my gun. Maybe it's because of the Hahn modification, but they are too big and won't fit. I'm actually glad, because making paper cartridges is half the fun of having a Paper Cutter. At least for me.

But it was an expensive lesson. Now I have 10 cartridges that I'll never use.
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Re: 1859 Berdan Sharps
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2021, 10:32:35 AM »
I hated rolling paper cartridges. That's why I don't have mine anymore.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2021, 11:29:42 AM »
I hated rolling paper cartridges. That's why I don't have mine anymore.

That actually surprises me Hawg. You're very much a "historical-ness" guy. I know how much you like originality. I figured making paper cartridges would be right up your alley.
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Re: 1859 Berdan Sharps
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2021, 11:33:43 AM »
I shot mostly loose powder in my Sharps when I had it. I didn't know much about rolling paper cartridges then; it was long before computers. I did have a couple of books that described the process though.

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Re: 1859 Berdan Sharps
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2021, 01:12:48 PM »
I hated rolling paper cartridges. That's why I don't have mine anymore.

That actually surprises me Hawg. You're very much a "historical-ness" guy. I know how much you like originality. I figured making paper cartridges would be right up your alley.

I love shooting them. I just hate rolling them. I'm sure not many folks back in the day rolled their own.
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Re: 1859 Berdan Sharps
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2021, 01:17:19 PM »
I hated rolling paper cartridges. That's why I don't have mine anymore.

That actually surprises me Hawg. You're very much a "historical-ness" guy. I know how much you like originality. I figured making paper cartridges would be right up your alley.

I love shooting them. I just hate rolling them. I'm sure not many folks back in the day rolled their own.

I'd venture a guess and say you're 100% correct.
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