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I bought a Nipple Wrench!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Mark_Mark, Oct 1, 2022.

  1. Mark_Mark

    Mark_Mark Contributing Member

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    Very Cool!!!!

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  2. hawg

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    If you get a tight nipple it will twist. If you want a good nipple wrench get a Ted Cash.
     
  3. Mark_Mark

    Mark_Mark Contributing Member

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    But it doesn’t fit my Uberti 1858
     
  4. Miguel Loco

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  5. hawg

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    I think he meant the one he bought doesn't fit. Not surprising.
     
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  6. Mark_Mark

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    Nope, didn’t read the label, for Tradition pistol, not Uberti
     
  7. Mark_Mark

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    That looks like a better wrench! I guess I’ll
    return this one.
     
  8. Jackrabbit1957

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    Don't think I've seen anyone getting worked up over a nipple wrench.
     
  9. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    The best nipple wrenches I have, I made myself.
    Some from 1/4" drive deep sockets, and some from hardened bolts.
     
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  10. DeeTV

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    It isn't a Traditions vs Uberti thing, it's a Colt vs Remington thing. 'standard' wrenches are made to fit Colts and are not necked back to clear the frame on Remington's. I got bit the same way when I started out with a Colt repro and got an 1858 next year.
     
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  11. Mark_Mark

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    oooh yeah, they are not all the same!

    What wrench do you use now?
     
  12. Mark_Mark

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    how did you make it?
     
  13. DukeConnor

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    Whats worse than a hurricane ?

    A nipple twister
     
  14. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    Here is the first nipple wrench I ever made a decade ago now.

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    Here is a link to an old post where I described building it below.
    Even though the bolt I used was marked grade 8 I don't think it was actually as hard as it was supposed to be because I didn't have an especially hard time working with it. You don't want to use too soft of a bolt though either. The bolt I used was a left over automotive bolt from some repair project and I've heard it said that in the 70s or 80's somewhere there were a lot of fasteners that didn't actually meet spec in the automotive world so I think it was hardened, but not really to grade 8 spec at least not any more by the time I used it.

    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/custom-nipple-wrench.638507/#post-7894370
     
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  15. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    Or even easier, you use a dremel or hacksaw to cut a groove in the end of a 1/4" drive deep socket until its a nipple wrench
     
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  16. Mark_Mark

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    well DANG!
     
  17. SlowFuse

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    I've had nothing but issues with the traditions wrenches. Most of them don't grab the flats well or are so soft they twist/break.

    This is a great wrench that will work with tight recesses like your Rem NMA, mine has taken some pretty tight nipples out with no issues.

    https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/65/1/NW-130

    The Ted Cash as mentioned is another good one.
     
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  18. Mark_Mark

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    thanks! I’m returning the Tradition wrench, I probably won’t buy any of their stuff, except their Pietta Guns. very low quality
     
  19. Bighorserider

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    The Slixshot nipple folks make a good wrench too. Track of the Wolf also sells good wrenches for revolver nipples. That's what I use.
     
  20. Conelrad

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    So MM, are you a left or right hand thread...:evil:
     
  21. dickydalton

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    I have a Chapman ratcheting one and a larger plain one for Walker size.
     
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  22. Mark_Mark

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    what? it’s not Rightly tightly Lefty Loosey?
     
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