Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mouse pistol build

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by wildeboer, Apr 3, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. wildeboer

    wildeboer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    South Africa
    Pm sent
     
  2. wildeboer

    wildeboer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    South Africa
    No need for fancy tools or anything, plain old plastic toycaps intended for children(see Pic). The small caps generate enough flame and pressure to ignite the blackpowder.
    They are a tad smaller than regular caps and needs a smaller nipple, I made my own but I guess a no10 nipple will also work.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Rattus58

    Rattus58 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    318
    Location:
    Hawaii
    I'll have to see if I can find them cap thingys.... Thanks...

    Aloha... :cool:
     
  4. sltm1

    sltm1 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    513
    Excellent build, glad the "I can do this" bug is alive and well!!!
     
  5. robhof

    robhof Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,010
    Location:
    Bowling Green Ky.
    robhof

    I tried those caps on my 1849 Wells Fargo clone and only got 3 of 5 cylinders to ignite, went back to PC's.:banghead:
     
  6. wildeboer

    wildeboer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    South Africa
    @Robhof,
    How did the plastic caps fit on your nipples? I made a new nipple especially for the plastic caps since they are smaller, actually I haven't had one misfire.
     
  7. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    140
    Location:
    Kentucky
    I have a .22 cal. breech loading BP firearm made by Rocky Mountain Arms as a youth gun long ago...late '60's, early '70's? Lew Horton's had a pallet of them on sale for $20 & I only bought one:banghead: It also uses toy caps for ignition...and #4 buck for a projectile. Fun little gun.
     
  8. kBob

    kBob Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,438
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    Wayward Son,

    I got to shoot one of those back in the 70's and really liked it. I have looked for one since with no luck and found few folks that knew about them. They also made one in .45 that IIRC used round ball intended for C&B revolvers. I seem to recall that besides BP the small ones could be fired with a small charge of Bullseye smokeless.

    The owner of the one I shot learned the importance of keeping them clean when the turret/breech rusted into position, sadly.

    How about posting some pictures?

    Carry on....

    -kBob
     
  9. Jaymo

    Jaymo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,530
    The only problem I've run into with the toy caps is that they're corrosive.
    If you use them for dry fire practice, you have to clean the gun the same as if you shot it with BP.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page