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Old 08-13-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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Percussion Caps -
1851 Navy .36 Caliber Black Powder Revolver
1851 Navy .44 Caliber Black Powder Revolver


Is there a physical size difference between #10 and # 11 caps?
Are the nipples a standard size for most 44 or 36 cal. black powder revolvers?
I picked up a fresh tin of #10 cci caps and they fit on the 36 but not the 44
I cannot detect a size difference of the nipples, even with my glasses.
Some go on real smooth and seat proper and some will not seat enough to allow the cylinder to rotate.

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Joe


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Old 08-13-2010, 10:28 PM   #2
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Joe, I believe that number 11 caps are the standard and if it calls for number 11 caps you gots to use number 11 caps. I could be wrong, I've been wrong before.

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I ripped off this info from a different forum -

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Personally, I would rather have a cap which is slightly too big, than slightly too small... you can always pinch the cap's skirts out-of-round to make it grip the nipple.
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They are different sizes as clearly shown above. My percussion pistols both use the #10's. My percussion rifles like the #11's. YMMV.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:43 AM   #5
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I picked up a couple tins of # 11 caps and they work so much better.
Thank you all for your replies.

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