In line capper for Pietta problem


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Rule3
November 5, 2012, 11:40 AM
Just entered the dark zone and picked up a like new, used Pietta 1851 Navy Confederate.(44 Cal) Appears to be a Cabelas set with all the extra stuff. I took it out to shoot and all is well except for the in line capper tool.

It is a TDC (Cash Mfg) brass model and it does not center over the nipples so it is pretty much useless. I had to put the caps on with my fingers.

Anyone else have this problem? I looked on line and there are other brands with a slightly different feed lip like the CVA brand. Will that one work??

Anyway to modify the one I have? Seems if I file or grind down the feed lip end it would no longer hold the cap?

Thanks for any advice.

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kBob
November 5, 2012, 12:25 PM
Are you using the tool to attempt to place a capat a nangle almost tangental to the cylinder? It does not go straight in like a radial from the center of the cylinder. Think of the lower case "q." See the capper angle to the cylinder? Closer to that than "O---"

See if that helps.

-kBob

Fingers McGee
November 5, 2012, 02:58 PM
Try a Ted Cash Revolver (snail) Capper. They work much better than inlines of ny manufacture.

Rule3
November 5, 2012, 04:25 PM
Are you using the tool to attempt to place a capat a nangle almost tangental to the cylinder? It does not go straight in like a radial from the center of the cylinder. Think of the lower case "q." See the capper angle to the cylinder? Closer to that than "O---"

See if that helps.

-kBob
Yes, that helps some, but it is till a tight fit and painfully slow but at least I can get them on now. Thanks.

I looked at the Snail version, will that for sure fit the Pietta guns?

Jim, West PA
November 5, 2012, 04:57 PM
You can alter the cylinder by opening up the are near the nipple with a dremel tool. It's a very easy do.
There is a thread here somewhere on the subject but i fail to find it.
I'm sure that Arcticap or Mykeal will post the thread once/if they see this thread.

Rule3
November 5, 2012, 07:58 PM
I would much rather try a different capper than grind the cylinder(s) it came with two.
I think I read about that somewhere. Then messing with rebluing them with cold blue which will not hold up as well as factory hot blue. I have the tools and ability but that is a last resort. I just bought this setup cheap for fun.:)

Jim, West PA
November 5, 2012, 09:28 PM
I can surely understand and respect that Rule3 ;)

Hellgate
November 6, 2012, 01:59 AM
I'm not sure if this is the problem but I suspect the lips of the two springs are protruding out too far which keeps the capper from entering far enough to line up the cap with the nipple. I ground back the lips on several of my capers (both single and double spring designs and the cappers now fit over the nipples fine on all my guns, both Remingtons and Colts. Just take off the part that sticks out beyond the cap leaving the portion that actually holds the cap.

Rule3
November 6, 2012, 10:39 AM
I'm not sure if this is the problem but I suspect the lips of the two springs are protruding out too far which keeps the capper from entering far enough to line up the cap with the nipple. I ground back the lips on several of my capers (both single and double spring designs and the cappers now fit over the nipples fine on all my guns, both Remingtons and Colts. Just take off the part that sticks out beyond the cap leaving the portion that actually holds the cap.
It seems that doing so will help with the problem. When the cylinder is out of the gun it is very easy. It must be due to the angle of "attack" when in the gun. I am going to order the CVA version. If that does not work better, I will file or grind.
Thanks!

Fingers McGee
November 7, 2012, 12:55 AM
I looked at the Snail version, will that for sure fit the Pietta guns?


It fits the 1851 Navies (3), 1860 Armies (2), and 1861 Navy (1) that I have (and shoot). I also fits the ASM Walker; Uberti 1851s, 1861s, L&Rs, G&Gs; and 2nd Gen Colt's

Rule3
November 7, 2012, 01:03 AM
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OK, I will order one. Thanks!

Foto Joe
November 8, 2012, 09:56 AM
You might want to order two. I use a brass one for my #11's and a german silver one for my #10's. They work well on all Colts pattern revolvers.

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