Brass cases for 1863?

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Brass cases for 1863?

Post by Free_Stater » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:12 pm

I found a package of five brass cases for sale on Gunbroker for use with the 1863.

Anybody know anything about these? The idea seems to be similar to using the cardboard tubes.

I think I read something about these someplace, but my memory is having a senior moment.
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Post by Jean-Pierre » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:57 am

I suppose you mean these thick brass tubes with just a flashhole at the rear?

I use them in an italian-made carbine with round balls for plinking

but they don't fit my others Sharps

If you want to shoot these shells, you should place the brass ring that comes with them, in the breech block,
in order to avoid a big problem

without this ring, the recoil will move the shell into the breech block and the whole mecanism will be stuck
that's my experience

this subject has already been discussed on the forum .....a long time ago


sorry fot my bad English
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brass tubes

Post by WV SCROUNGER » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:00 am

as stated: not all Sharps chambers are the same diamensions...
your gonna have to measure the lenght and diameter of your chamber and compare it to the diamensions of the tubes,,,,,,,,,,dont jump in and buy these blindly!

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Post by Free_Stater » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:36 am

Thanks, guys, but the auction is long since ended, and I decided even before your responses that the cases couldn't be the greatest idea in the world.

To me they looked like a solution to a problem that never existed in the first place. I'm happy with my traditional combustible cartridges.
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Post by Jean-Pierre » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:19 pm

brass tubes are convenient when you have few time to roll paper-cartridges
but you should not compare them to paper cartridges, ballistic is very different

by the way, these shells are easy to make if you own a lathe
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