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Walker Army Nipple Wrench

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Bluehawk, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Bluehawk

    Bluehawk Well-Known Member

    Cabelas replaced a nipple wrench I broke with the wrong one. They sent me a Pedersoli Walker, Army that sells there for $25. Too much trouble to return it.
    If anyone wants it, you can have it for $13, which includes shipping.
    (I opened the package but didn't use the wrench.)

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  2. Jason Mack

    Jason Mack Active Member

    have you still got it?
  3. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    I bought a similar wrench too because the package is labeled "Army Nipple Wrench" thinking that it was for the 1860 Army but it didn't really fit right. According to Cabela's user feedback, it's made to fit the Dragoon -a.k.a. Colt Old Army.
    However the wrench pictured above looks different than mine. And I think that it did barely fit well enough to turn the Pietta 1860 Army nipples but was very loose.


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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  4. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    First time I've heard them called the Old Army, or Old Model Army.
    Learn something new every day.
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    "Old Army" normally refers to the Ruger Old army cap and ball revolver. Never heard it applied to the Colt 1860 Army.
  6. arcticap

    arcticap Well-Known Member

    It's not my label but the logic behind the nickname "old model army" is understandable considering that the previous model was the:

    Then the next .44 model was:

    So in that respect the Model 1848 that was only nicknamed the "Dragoon" was indeed the "old model army" used by the army [cavalry] and the Model 1860 Army was Colt's new model .44 based on improvements made to the Model 1851 [.36 caliber].
    The official name of the Colt Dragoon is written right in black and white in Wikipedia which was probably authored by mec with his book referenced. :)
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  7. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    "Official" name?
    The authority conferring the status of 'official' is...Wilkipedia?

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