I remember reading something about conversion nipples for the NAA Companion that took pistol primers instead of percussion caps. Is this an actual product, a product in the works, or did I hallucinate the whole thing?
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July 23, 2006, 09:26 PM
Yup, BOSS makes em, BigIron Barrels.
July 23, 2006, 10:08 PM
And they're much more expensive than the regular nipples (and worth every penny). I'm still trying to use up all my percussion caps before I send off my gun to be worked on, because I know I'll never touch a percussion cap again once I have the new nipples. Plus one of the cylinders is loaded still, and I'm definitely through with drilling and hammering bullets out. And it's been 1,000,000 degrees and/or raining every time I get a day off, and there are no indoor ranges around here.
July 23, 2006, 10:34 PM
You know, you can just take a pair of hemostats and pick the caps off, then unscrew the nipples...? I do that when my powder gets old and I haven't shot all the cylinders off yet.
I didn't see the things on the site. Do I have to send my gun in to get it smithed or is it just a drop-in replacement?
July 24, 2006, 12:10 AM
I've already done that many, many times before, and like I said, I'm through with pounding and/or drilling bullets out of the chambers.