Going thru some old stuff and came across a box of caps I used to use.
This was all we had back in the early 1960's.
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March 15, 2010, 07:40 PM
Oh!I remember those!Out of every hundred there were always five or six which the priming compound had fallen out of.I used those for ''nipple protecters'',in case some idjit picked up my prized pistola and started dry firing it,or if my thumb sliped in ''quick draw practice''....in fact I see one of those at about ''1 o'clock'' in your photo.
March 15, 2010, 09:49 PM
Haven't used DGW caps for 20 years or more. (Ya know, I might still have a tin around here somewhere.) I always thought I just got a bad batch with five to ten caps missing the priming. Now I remember why I was so glad to find CCI caps locally. ;)
March 16, 2010, 12:34 AM
I also have some CVA brass caps that were made in Italy.
Pohill posted the next picture of a similar tin of Dixie caps.
But the label is slightly different because it says "extra strong"
instead of "extra hot":
After posting about the Fiocchi Italian caps below,
someone on TFL reported that some Fiocchi caps
that he had were corrosive. Although the seller
did say that these particular Fiocchi caps were very
good ones, I hesitate to try anything that may not be
as good to use as the more modern made caps.
Owning these cap and ball revolvers kind of started a cap box collection of sorts. I need to get all of them together for a group shot. It's amazing the number of manufacturers both domestic and foreign.