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    Pedersoli 1857 Württembergischen

    Pedersoli obviously has a mold for this gun. Does anyone else make such a mold?

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    With one turn in 55" it should work pretty good with the Lyman #542622. Might even get the pin adjusted to cast longer.

    Or paper patched with the 533476.

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    Austria, Bavaria, and the other south German countries were party to the South German caliber convention which specified a caliber of 13.9 mm/.547 inches. The Pedersoli rifle follows that pattern, as does the new “Lorenz” rifle. You need a mould that throws a .547 bullet to shoot well in either rifle.

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    Wow. If the Pedersoli is made that bore diameter then paper patch and size the Lyman minie for sure. Or maybe lap out the Lyman mold to suit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbler View Post
    Wow. If the Pedersoli is made that bore diameter then paper patch and size the Lyman minie for sure. Or maybe lap out the Lyman mold to suit?
    I was on the road when I made my two responses above. I hate trying to work on the Internet with a cell phone.

    The Austrian Army (k.k. Army) used System Lorenz compression bullets swagged at .540-1 inches, and paper patched to .547 inches. The Bavarians and the other countries who were signatories to the South German Caliber Convention also used paper patched bullets; either expansion or compression. The k.k. Army transitioned to the Bavarian paper patched expansion bullet in 1862-3. But, we are forbidden to use paper patches in the N-SSA, and are required to use "naked" bullets. So, we're so authentic that we can't use authentic ammunition.

    .540-2 expansion and compression bullets do not perform well in .547 bores unless they are paper patched. I've tried.

    The only .547 mould that I know of that is currently in series production is for the expansion bullet Pedersoli designed for their 1857 Württembergischen. It, by the way, works very well in an original 13.9 mm Muster 1854 k.k. Army infantry rifle or Jägerstutzen. I have heard that Pedersoli will be making a .547 compression bullet mould for their Muster 1854 System Lorenz rifle, but I haven't seen one yet. So, your choice is the Pedersoli mould or a custom mould maker.

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