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Old April 25, 2016, 07:59 PM   #1
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nipples for 1851 colt navy

guys I have two of these 1851 navy's in 44c and I am having troubles with the hammers bein blown back at a lot of fouling bein blow into the action and even blowing spent caps off the nipples so I now know the nipples that came with these have large holes so I need good nipples so where to get the best deal on a set of nipples and what brand or type is best?? thanks!
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Old April 25, 2016, 08:53 PM   #2
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What name brand are they. Their are different threads on On some guns. I use "track Of The Wolf nipples", you have to order by pistol name brand. They work for me.

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Old April 25, 2016, 08:57 PM   #3
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these are pietta pistols with the nipples they came with, I wonder if anyone else has experienced this before?
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Old April 25, 2016, 09:16 PM   #4
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Italian nipples are crap.
Replace them with Slix Shot nipples, available from Longhunter supply or Desperado Cowboy bullets
Or with Treso nipples -- I buy mine from the Possible Shop
Then use Remington #10 caps, and all your cap/nipple problems will go away.

I've not used them, but I've heard that Track of the Wolf SS nipples are good also.

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Old April 25, 2016, 09:17 PM   #5
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You can get slix shot nipples which are supposed to help prevent cap jams
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Old April 25, 2016, 11:08 PM   #6
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I prefer the Ampco/Treso nipples from The Possibles Shop. I'm one of the few who don't care for Slix-Shot nipples; those side vents seem to fragment the caps more, not less for me.
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Old April 25, 2016, 11:36 PM   #7
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thanks guys! them ampco nipples are or have they been around for a long time? they sure look to be good nipples and possible shop are they pretty fast about getting a order out?
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Old April 25, 2016, 11:49 PM   #8
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Yes, they have been around for a long while, and the Possibles shop has been in business for a long time too. They'll take good care of you. Be sure you order the Pietta versions:
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Old April 26, 2016, 12:06 AM   #9
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I believe the Treso nipples were previously made in Colorado. The owner of the Treso factory relocated and now the new factory is in Montana or Wyoming, and they are now "Ampco" nipples. Same thing as far as I know.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
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Old April 26, 2016, 12:37 AM   #10
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SliX-Shot nipples are the best made for your purposes. Do yourself a favor, through the factory nipples in the garbage can, and get some SliX-Shots and you'll never look back.
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Old April 26, 2016, 01:08 AM   #11
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Slix shot or TOW SS replacement nipples are the best.
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Old April 26, 2016, 01:10 PM   #12
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I bought the ones from T.O.W. Work flawlessly.
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Old April 26, 2016, 11:02 PM   #13
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I've had my replacement nipples from TOW for a long while now. I had them on my 1851 Navy repro and now my 1860 Army repro and they work as good as the day I put them on. I wouldn't buy anything else.

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Old April 26, 2016, 11:37 PM   #14
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Here's another vote for The Possible Shop and Ampco/Treso nipples.
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Old Yesterday, 07:19 AM   #15
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okay so which ones have the smallest hole there on the bottom of the nipple? thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 12:21 PM   #16
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Ampco & Tresos IMO have the smallest flash holes. The Ampco nipple I had was so small that I got inconsistent ignition but that was with a rifled musket. It was a pin hole. The Treso nipples I had on a revolver worked just fine. The TOW SS Replacement nipples fit the Rem#10 caps the best. Next best were the Butler Creek SS nipples. I have yet to get a set of SlixShot nipples. If one of my pistols runs fine on stock nipples that take the Rem#10s I leave it alone. Some guns need their replacement nipples shimmed. I've gotten beautiful shims from McMaster Carr but you can easily make your own. Email/PM me if you want to know how to make them or buy them.
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