Now you can load the C&B revolver with the "cartridges". Unless you have squished the cartridge out-of-round, they will slide right into the chamber - but you have to start 'em here where there is plenty of workin' room. After you slide it in as far as it will go, then rotate the cylinder and seat the ball to the depth you would normally when charging from a flask.
After all 6 chambers have been loaded and lubricated as usual, take a small paper clip and poke it through each of the 6 nipples to puncture the rear of the paper cartridge.
You probably don't need to do this when using nitrated paper, but it insures reliability when using the 'phonebook pages. I had a couple of balky shots before I added this step.
NOTE: My own preference is to make up a batch of the little fully-charged paper cylinders and add the ball on top as a separate step. It speeds up the loading process considerably -- they conveniently drop right in like the little Pyrodex pellets.
Last week, I loaded and fired all 50 of the fully-loaded cartridges and about 30 more without the ball attached before the fouling got the best of the revolver and I had to dismantle it for cleaning.
If some of the "cartridges" get flattened and don't want to slide right in, you can resize them. I made this paper cartridge resizer out of a .38 Special case, a nail, and a piece of dowel.
Ready to go shooting!