Nipple size

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by drboompa, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. drboompa

    drboompa New Member

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    Assuming the nipple on my CVA mountain rifle was for #11, I purchased a nipple wrench and straight line capper for #11. The wrench is way too small to fit. Are there other sizes and what are they?? How do I measure the size I have and where on the nipple? Is it the cap size in diameter?
     
  2. Babyfacenelson

    Babyfacenelson New Member

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    When i saw the title of this thread a black powder rifle was the furthest thing from my mind.
     

  3. astroman

    astroman Supporting Member Supporter

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    same here! I got nothing for ya man...nothing!:D
     
  4. Babyfacenelson

    Babyfacenelson New Member

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    I still cant look at the title with out looking at my wife and thinking "perfect" :D
     
  5. Babyfacenelson

    Babyfacenelson New Member

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    Sorry man i cannot help :(
     
  6. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    Oh, that kind of nipple size...
     
  7. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    It sounds like you may have an Inline wrench not a side lock wrench. Do you have the correct inline capper? The Cash Capper is a much better capper for sidelocks.:)
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Been watching just to see how long that would go on. Finally! Someone who isn't thinking only of the ta tas.

    I DID have to think about it for a second myself.
     
  9. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Well what size, you have calipers don't ya?


    Just messing with ya
     
  10. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    Nope, I thought Tata's immediately.
     
  11. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Does the #11 caps fit the nipple?
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    For cryin' out loud, men. Can someone answer the OP's question? :cool:
     
  13. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    A #11 nipple measures .15 inches at the top and tappers to .165 at the base. Some of the old larger cal muzzle loaders used musket caps which are much larger then #11. If it is a musket nipple, I would think you could remove it and measure the threads and just order a #11 that would screw right in. #11's are easier to find and cheaper then musket caps. Just my nickle minus 3, and note how well I refrained and kept on topic.:)
     
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  14. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    The "Top Hat" musket cap conversion used a standard #11 wrench. I think the OP has a 409 wrench.:)
     
  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Possibly a 209 wrench- for the setup that uses shotshell primers.

    Typically most standard cap nipples were #10 or #11, and most wrenches would interchange. Musket caps were significantly larger, and 209 primers used on modern (usually inline) muzzleloaders.

    What is your rifle, and posting a photo of the lock area would help.
     
  16. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I don't think the nipple size matters that much. It's the size of what the nipples are on that I care about. :D :p

    Sorry, couldn't resist. :D
     
  17. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    With a drum you should be able to just use a open end wrench or a small adjustable wrench. That's all I used for years until I ended up with a couple nipple wrenches (that does sound kinky doesn't it?).
     
  18. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    We're guys what did you expect? :confused:
     
  19. drboompa

    drboompa New Member

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    wrench the wrong size! does this work? :)

    I realize you guys are having fun at my expense and that is OK if someone would actually give me some help. Being a novice to BP and from what I have read most precussion come fitted with #11 nipple. However, it must not be the case for me. The wrench I purchased will in no way fit the nipple on my rifle. It is much too small. Again I respectfully ask, where is it measured? On the round part that the cap goes on or the part that the wrench fits on??

    thanks guys for your assistance! :D
     

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  20. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    Check post #13.