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Best price or best vendor to buy the percussion cap maker and powder?


Best size to buy #10 or #11’s. I usually buy #11’s and squish em out of round.  They seem to stay put better.  I’ve read these little beggars be sharp.


I have 7 tins of Remington #11’s.
No, I bought these before the shortage/price gouging.

 

We have a lot of pie tins from a few Christmas seasons.  It’s my wife and my winter obsession.  PUMPKIN PIE!  I have read a couple places they are the best go to to material.  Beer cans b sharp.

 

Something to do whilst watching wifey TV shows and acting interested.


Driving down prices of percussion caps one cap at a time!

 

I do realize this may be foolish.

 

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE!

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I considered making my own percussion caps, but I decided to go on a mission to find and buy caps and quit complaining about the price. 
I figure high priced caps beat a high priced injury due to an absent minded mistake. 

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1 hour ago, Pat Riot said:

I considered making my own percussion caps, but I decided to go on a mission to find and buy caps and quit complaining about the price. 
I figure high priced caps beat a high priced injury due to an absent minded mistake. 

I think pie plates instead of beer cans prevents cuts.  We got all kind of pie plates due to both my wife and I jonesing pumpkin pies November through December.

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2 hours ago, Come On Christmas said:

PERCUSSION CAPS

Best price or best vendor to buy the percussion cap maker and powder?


Best size to buy #10 or #11’s. I usually buy #11’s and squish em out of round.  They seem to stay put better.  I’ve read these little beggars be sharp.


I have 7 tins of Remington #11’s.
No, I bought these before the shortage/price gouging.

 

We have a lot of pie tins from a few Christmas seasons.  It’s my wife and my winter obsession.  PUMPKIN PIE!  I have read a couple places they are the best go to to material.  Beer cans b sharp.

 

Something to do whilst watching wifey TV shows and acting interested.


Driving down prices of percussion caps one cap at a time!

 

I do realize this may be foolish.

 

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE!

Howdy..Just reading your avatar...are you saying you are an ex Aussie ?..cheers

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27 minutes ago, Painted Mohawk SASS 77785 said:

Howdy..Just reading your avatar...are you saying you are an ex Aussie ?..cheers

Nope, confused.

 

one of my buds was in the Navy and married an Australian.  She lived in Dallas with him awhile.

 

Then they moved to Australia and he worked for Ford.  He passed away, but I interact with his wife regularly playing Words with Friends.

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My son got the kit. Gave it to me to work with. I played with punching a few out. Some with can material and some with pie tin aluminum.  They looked so hideous,  I didn't bother trying to fill them with goop. 

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Never seen any kit that worked really good and made reliable caps .

 

 

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2 hours ago, Henry T Harrison said:

I’m a rock lock shooter it’ll be awhile before we run out of flint 

I like that term, “Rock Lock” :D

Mind if I use it?

 

1 hour ago, Warden Callaway said:

Pretty hard to adapt to cap and ball revolvers.  

Just buy 6 “Rock Locks” :D

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6 hours ago, Pat Riot said:

I like that term, “Rock Lock” :D

Mind if I use it?

 

Just buy 6 “Rock Locks” :D

Feel free 

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I had a Forster percussion cap maker at one time.

I sold it without using it for enough (at that time) to buy 1,500 caps.

It looked pretty labor intensive for the resulting caps produced.

 

Here's your "rock lock" revolver, a Collier 5 shot. Patented by Elisha Haydon Collier | Collier Second Model Five-Shot  Flintlock Revolver | British, London | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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