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Musket caps vrs #11 magnum caps

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by xlrrp60, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. xlrrp60

    xlrrp60 New Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Omaha NE metro area
    In the area I live...it is almost impossible to find rws musket caps for my IAB 1863 sharps. Online research suggests that some people are replacing the nipples with a nipple that will take the #11 magnum cap. Does anyone know any company that is selling a replacement nipple that will work on the IAB sharps...I might be able to find CCI musket caps; but I have read bad reports on them working right...
  2. Curator

    Curator Senior Member

    Apr 20, 2007
    Bonita Springs, Florida
    My IAB Sharps has ignition problems with CCI musket caps. I can't belive it would even fire with #11 Magnum caps that are a lot weaker. Shop around onliine. There are a number of dealers that will ship 1000 musket caps to you. Alternatively you might consider getting one of the "Mag Spark" Primer nipples. They use a #209 shotshell primer in an enclosed chamber, They replace your nipple and should work without modifying the hammer. http://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/mag-spark.html
  3. Jaymo

    Jaymo Senior Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Curator, that page seems to answer a question asked on another thread here about converting an ROA to take 209s.
    Too bad they're out of stock on everything.

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