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    Bare Ball Shooting Smooth Bore

    The Civil War muskets used paper cartridges. You would open one end pour the powder then put the paper and ball into the barrel ram it home cap and fire. The paper cartridge acted like a patch. But no arches are used. No bare ball loaded if you are following the military loading techniques...
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    Lets see some percussion revolvers!

    A photo of my 1851 Navy. I shortened the barrel to 4 3/4” and crowned the barrel. Removed the loading lever. I load with a loading stand and keep several loaded cylinders with me.
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    Also considering quitting due to >>>

    I agree I joined to discuss building and shooting BP not debating politics. I’m getting very tired of this crap.