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Old 02-23-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where to buy a nipple wrench that will fit an original 1849 Colt .31 cal bp revolver I've got it functioning again but cant find a wrench to take out the old nipples. I went to Dixie's website but apparently they are not the same company since being sold. I have a machinist that will make one but $$$ are tight. Thanks

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:16 PM   #2
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You could try these folks, and if it isn't listed, call them. - The Gun Works Muzzleloading Emporium -

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Dunerunner, Thanks for the tip. I calles them since they were in Ore. and were still open but the lady I spoke to said they don't have anything like that.
I've just about given up and I'll just get the machinist to make me one. That ought to be cheap! I read the comments about Dixie's wrenches since Val Forgett sold and they must be getting them from China on lowest bid basis 'cause every one says they are junk.
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Sorry, rusty...They usually have everything! Good luck and keep us posted.

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I got one from Cabelas years ago, excellent quality, don't know if it would fit original nipples....

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Does anyone know where to buy a nipple wrench that will fit an original 1849 Colt .31 cal bp revolver I've got it functioning again but cant find a wrench to take out the old nipples. I went to Dixie's website but apparently they are not the same company since being sold. I have a machinist that will make one but $$$ are tight. Thanks
Try the following, they have some universal ones and if you ask they might point you in a right direction:

Cheaper Than Dirt - America's Ultimate Shooting Sports Discounter

https://www.midwayusa.com

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http://www.fcsutler.com/fcfirearmaccessories.asp
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I'm sorry, I know this is a bit off topic...but when I saw the name of this thread I thought of a wierd contraption completely unrelated to firearms...

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I'm sorry, I know this is a bit off topic...but when I saw the name of this thread I thought of a wierd contraption completely unrelated to firearms...
Of course you did.

And, along those lines, I would expect Suprdave to come along at any time and tell us about HIS experiences with nipple wrenches.
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