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Thinking of converting to 209

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by shotgunmessenger96, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. shotgunmessenger96

    shotgunmessenger96 New Member

    May 20, 2008
    Last week I felt the urge to shoot some bp and found that I had about 30 total caps left. nobody in town sells precussion caps so, I decided to go down to academy in el paso(since their phone line wasn't working) and stock up. I didn't see any right off the bat so I asked one of the workers and got the response- "Yeah so may people use 209 primers now that nobody really carries them anymore".
    My homemade caps slightly work in my revolver, so I starded thinking about how to convert my bp guns to 209 ignition. I know they sell a conversion kit but how hard could it be to machine a 209 nipple out of a bolt or something? Has anyone done it for a revolver?
  2. arcticap

    arcticap Mentor

    Mar 20, 2005
    Central Connecticut
    There's a UK company that makes specialty conversion revolvers that use smokeless powder and a 209 primer. However for the price a lot of percussion caps could be purchased instead.

    385 GBP equals $588 USD
    550 GBP equals $839.78 USD

    Last edited: Apr 8, 2010
  3. AbitNutz

    AbitNutz Active Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    I contacted these folks not too long ago and the biggest hurdle, besides the cost, is trying to get the parts to and from the UK. There is almost no way to do it....

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