HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: rzleromer
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12583

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 58
BOT: 3
Total: 61
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Home
03: Home
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Your Account
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: News
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Photo Albums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Forums
44: Forums
45: Your Account
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Home
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Photo Albums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2357
  · Views: 355988
  · Votes: 1306
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

Sidelock caps
Hunting and discussion with Muzzle Loaders, Archery and other Primitive weapons
Go to page 1, 2  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

I started out using No 11 caps on my Hawkins and Kentucky Long rifle but after a few misfires and hang fires I switched to musket caps. I didn't have any problems after that until now. I have had 7 musket caps not ignite the load recently. Tonight I watched my deer bounce away after the charge failed to go. The caps dis sound a little weak. I bought new caps tonight and after cleaning the gun shot a few caps through it the old ones were not near as hot as the new ones. Does any one know what breed of nipple is the best as far as getting the fire to the charge? I came across a nipple that is for 209 primers on the side locks. Has anyone had any experience with these? I love to use the side locks but want them to be as reliable as possible. Sad

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4463
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

I use stainless nipples on my repro Civil War muskets, for reenacting and shooting, but can't recall the make right now. I'll see if I can find them again and pass it on. I've had very little problems with musket caps and what I have had was due to firing LOTS of blank charges, fouling the flash hole. I use a small drill bit to clean the hole now.

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4463
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

I think this is what I've got, the Spitfires.

www.dixiegunworks.com/...ts_id=5870

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

When I was shooting my Great Plains Rifle I always used Hot Shot #11 nipples and never had a problem.
A slight delay sometimes when damp but never had a real reason to switch to musket caps.

I kept a needle in my hat to clear the nipple after firing.
When I was done I would first use #13 to clean the bore and nipple (removed) then gave it a good cleaning with non-detergent soap and hot water, rinse, dry, and apply some oil.
A bore mop on the cleaning rod works great for pushing water out under pressure through the flash hole giving it a good cleaning.

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

chambered221 wrote:
I kept a needle in my hat to clear the nipple after firing

Ever stick yerself in the head putting it back in the hat during the heat of battle Mr. No-blunder Wonder-fingers?

Poke
Back to top
View user's profile
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

I think the old caps deteriorated for what ever reason. The new one are much hotter/louder.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
chambered221 wrote:
I kept a needle in my hat to clear the nipple after firing

Ever stick yerself in the head putting it back in the hat during the heat of battle Mr. No-blunder Wonder-fingers?

Poke

Nope !!! Always took my hat off to stick it back in. Very Happy Me smart........sometimes !!!

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

wiersy111 wrote:
I think the old caps deteriorated for what ever reason. The new one are much hotter/louder.

Bought new ones every year and learned quickly not to buy the Remingtons !!!

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

My granny used to keep a pin in her hat....
Back to top
View user's profile
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

wtf Well good for Granny.......I’m betting hers held a flower or something like that !!!

Mine held a Arkansas toothpick.......hell of a conversation piece !!! Shocked

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

I wouldn't worry about the pin that tooth pick could cause a slight problem.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

wtf You must be the only one that has any idea what it is !!!

Just so ya know........I'm not from Arkansas.

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
wiersy111
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 13, 2009
Posts: 2348
Location: Central Minnesota

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

I can't believe I'm the only one that picked on the Arkansas Toothpick. I just aint that bright.

I have a nice 11 inch Arkansas Toothpick that I like to take out once in a while and polish.

_________________
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America " for an amount of "up to and including my life."

US ARMY RETIRED

The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.

Being "Over the Hill" is much better then being under it!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3455
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

Haha ROFL ROFL Haha

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4877
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Sidelock caps Reply with quote

TMI!

Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Primitive Weapons Hunting
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.