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Old December 1, 2017, 11:28 PM   #2
James K
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The cartridge cases made for Dixie sell for around $5 each; they also have a sort of "ring" that fills the gap but is not full length for a little less. I think I would go for the full length case. With the proviso that I have never tried to make my own Burnside cases, I would think that machining that tapered case would be a real PITA and a very slow DIY operation. The ones Dixie sells are pretty heavy (machined, not drawn brass like the originals) and should last indefinitely.

For those not familiar with the Burnside, the cartridge looks like an ice cream cone. It is dropped into the breechblock rear end down, with the front of the bullet sticking out.
Then the breechblock is closed, forcing the front end of the bullet into the rear of the barrel.

Jim
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