Loading a kammerlader with paper cartridge
Published: 11.25. 2007
Edited: Sunday 25 Nov. 2007, at 16:16 (GMT +1)
The end of the paper cartridge is torn of and the powder is poured into the chamber. The bullet with paper wrapping is then inserted into the chamber. For best results, tear off excess paper below the bullet, but keep the paper patching.
The cap is placed on the nipple. For safety reasons, make sure that you keep the chamber away from face and body.
Apply pressure to the front of the chamber with your thumb, and move the crank forward.
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You can learn more the various Norwegian kammerlader rifles and their ammunition in the upcoming book From Musket to Metallic Cartridge: A Practical History of Black Powder Firearms.