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Old July 4, 2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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pietta smith carbine

I just brought a pietta smith carbine, could anyone please tell me what calibre bullet and wieght I should use in the pietta model.
The pietta website said to use a 0.510 bullet is this correct.
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Old July 4, 2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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I'd guess that .510" conical maybe instead of a .490" patched ball for a .50 cal Smith Carbine could be correct.
I dunno for sure sorry jus' some input... always liked the Smith.
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Old July 5, 2009, 07:24 AM   #3
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Try asking on the N-SSA forums, they shoot alot of Smiths there. Used to shoot a Yeck Arms Smith years ago, wish I still had it. I believe I used a .515 bullet with 25 grns of FFG in a aluminum case. You'll have to plug your barrel to be sure of the exact dia. before you get a mold. Here's a link to shooting the Smith. http://www.civilwarguns.com/9812.html The info you're looking for is in the last half of the article. Post a pic of your Smith when you get time.
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Old July 5, 2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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Thanks Sackettboys... which one was i thinkin' of early CW carbine muzzle loader?
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Old July 5, 2009, 05:43 PM   #5
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I use a Lyman mold 515139 330 gr 50 cal.
Here's my Navy Arms Smith:

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Old July 5, 2009, 06:40 PM   #6
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http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...g=content;col1

From Guns of the Late Unpleasantness -Small arms of the cavalry and artillery
Guns Magazine Jan 2007
This has some material on the smith carbine and the dixie gunworks bullets and cartridge tubes available for the Pietta replica.
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Old July 5, 2009, 07:43 PM   #7
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Man I do like that Smith Carbine...
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Old July 6, 2009, 05:58 AM   #8
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This is the mold I use: http://www.trackofthewolf.com/(S(kzf...=LYMAN-515-139
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