Stupid revolver nipples

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by thdrduck, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    Just got my spare cylinder the other day for my Pietta 58 rem. I loaded both cylinders and went out to kill a paper target. First using the cylinder that came with the gun everything went as planned and the target suffered for it. I switched cylinders, shot once and five caps vanished into the snow. Just the recoil sent them flying. Sooo, do I get used to pinching caps, try to order a thousand #10's or just get new nipples that will hold #11's?? Anybody else with this issue and what did you do?
     
  2. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    I pinch the caps. After just a few. You'll figure out how much to pinch. Not bad once ya get the hang of it.
     

  3. KAB

    KAB New Member

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    Remingtons

     
  4. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Active Member

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  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Rex, don't go around pinching nipples okay? That seems to be frowned upon in polite society. Just don't want you to learn the same way I did. :)
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Does a chain fire not totally ruin a gun? I keep hearing about them, and it doesn't sound as I would expect it. When I think of a chain fire, I imagine the cylinder and frame exploding.
     
  7. KAB

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    Trip


    Trip , from personal experience , mine and my friend Mikes too , it did not ruin either gun . Mikes revolver was and is an 1851 Brass Frame Colt that he never uses grease or wads and has chain fired more times than he can count . I think Hawg here on the forum has an 1858 that used to do the same thing too . The only wear Mikes revolver after all that abuse is a slightly bent barrel to frame engagement but the revolver is fine . That revolver has sent a lead ball into the frame , wedge , and ball just splatters and seprates , not blowing up anything . It finds its nearest point of exit is the point . Nothing of ill happened to mine either, another 1851 , steel frame. Unlike Mike I use proper fitting balls and caps now ;)
    I honestly have never seen a modern repro blow up from it , nor do I think that can even happen ? It would take an extreme amount of pressure to break a Colt wedge or bust a frame of an 1858 Remington .
    Lesson for the day is , YOU DONT WANT A CHAIN FIRE ON ONE , so try to avoid it :D . They are not prone to chainfires anyway , thats total BS if you use proper caps and balls and grease . I have never had a chainfire in thousands of rounds with proper fitting balls and caps and grease ;) It can happen though if your balls aint tight , or your caps are loose or ill fitting . Not good , but absolutely avoidable . I even know a guy that carries a bottle of womans nail pollish to the range and drops a drop around the nipples everytime he loads his . In guns , there really isnt anything tooooo safe to do is there ;)
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Hmmmm. "SMOKEPOLE DAVE'S NIPPLE POLISH"

    Should be a market niche there---somewhere------:rolleyes:
     
  9. KAB

    KAB New Member

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    Hmmmmm


    Hmmmm , I think you might be onto something there Bill :D
     
  10. TimKS

    TimKS Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you caress them just right, they will swell to fit. ;)