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Companion Nipples!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Zero_DgZ, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. Zero_DgZ

    Zero_DgZ Member

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    I remember reading something about conversion nipples for the NAA Companion that took pistol primers instead of percussion caps. Is this an actual product, a product in the works, or did I hallucinate the whole thing?

    Manyirons?
     
  2. Manyirons

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    Yup, BOSS makes em, BigIron Barrels.
     
  3. RyanM

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    And they're much more expensive than the regular nipples (and worth every penny). I'm still trying to use up all my percussion caps before I send off my gun to be worked on, because I know I'll never touch a percussion cap again once I have the new nipples. Plus one of the cylinders is loaded still, and I'm definitely through with drilling and hammering bullets out. And it's been 1,000,000 degrees and/or raining every time I get a day off, and there are no indoor ranges around here.
     
  4. Zero_DgZ

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    You know, you can just take a pair of hemostats and pick the caps off, then unscrew the nipples...? I do that when my powder gets old and I haven't shot all the cylinders off yet.

    I didn't see the things on the site. Do I have to send my gun in to get it smithed or is it just a drop-in replacement?
     
  5. RyanM

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    I've already done that many, many times before, and like I said, I'm through with pounding and/or drilling bullets out of the chambers.

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    Anyways, I was told to send the gun in, because the firing pin needs replaced. A big flat pin won't do much to a flush seated primer.
     
  6. Third_Rail

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    FWIW, I had an NAA loaded for 6 months, exposed to all sorts of conditions, that fired yesterday without a problem. :)
     
  7. Third_Rail

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    Send it in - the firing pin, like RyanM said, needs to be replaced.
     
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