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Guess What I Found

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by kwhi43@kc.rr.com, Mar 15, 2010.

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  1. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Member

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    Going thru some old stuff and came across a box of caps I used to use.
    This was all we had back in the early 1960's.
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  2. BHP FAN

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    Oh!I remember those!Out of every hundred there were always five or six which the priming compound had fallen out of.I used those for ''nipple protecters'',in case some idjit picked up my prized pistola and started dry firing it,or if my thumb sliped in ''quick draw practice''....in fact I see one of those at about ''1 o'clock'' in your photo.
     
  3. BullRunBear

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    Haven't used DGW caps for 20 years or more. (Ya know, I might still have a tin around here somewhere.) I always thought I just got a bad batch with five to ten caps missing the priming. Now I remember why I was so glad to find CCI caps locally. ;)

    Jeff
     
  4. arcticap

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    I also have some CVA brass caps that were made in Italy.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=3126088#post3126088

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    Pohill posted the next picture of a similar tin of Dixie caps.
    But the label is slightly different because it says "extra strong"
    instead of "extra hot":

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    After posting about the Fiocchi Italian caps below,
    someone on TFL reported that some Fiocchi caps
    that he had were corrosive. Although the seller
    did say that these particular Fiocchi caps were very
    good ones, I hesitate to try anything that may not be
    as good to use as the more modern made caps.

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    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=5030875#post5030875
     
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  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Member

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    Owning these cap and ball revolvers kind of started a cap box collection of sorts. I need to get all of them together for a group shot. It's amazing the number of manufacturers both domestic and foreign.

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    Salesman sample.
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  6. 1KPerDay

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  7. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

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    I love to see old stuff. Thanks!
     
  8. MCgunner

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    Those old Dixie/Fiocchi caps were HOOOOT! I've owned that very box from the 70s. I've also had the plastic ones.
     
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