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Jim T

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.63 caliber Brunswick
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:23:46 PM »
I came across a decent find today.  While looking thru a bunch of Enfield bullets, I noticed one that was noteably larger and heavier.  Turns out to be a .63 caliber Brunswick made in the CSA.   Reference #606 on page 242 of Round Ball Part Four.  It pays to dig thru those bins of common bullets in souvenir stores!

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Re: .63 caliber Brunswick
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 09:53:26 PM »
Bullet on left is new find (#606).  Bullet on right is #605 in Round Ball Part 4.

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Re: .63 caliber Brunswick
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 06:37:10 PM »
That is a good find. It is noticeably fatter than a run of the mill Enfield and sometimes lumped in with them. 

Hope you make it to Franklin, Jim.

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Re: .63 caliber Brunswick
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 02:52:53 PM »
I have a complete dug Brunswick rifle from Port Hudson its in 70 cal. I tried to look up a Brunswick rifle that was 63 cal. but can not find it,what am i missing ?

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Re: .63 caliber Brunswick
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 11:02:03 AM »
Caleb Huse purchased .70 and .63 caliber Brunswick rifles for the Confederacy.  He imported an unknown quantity of English cartridges for these guns also.  As far as southern manufacture, it was found that .69 caliber "Tower" bullets served well for the larger bore guns, and Charleston Arsenal is known to have made rounds for the smaller bore rifle.

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Re: .63 caliber Brunswick
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 08:20:07 AM »
Thanks Jim !