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So i tried some new stainless nipples..

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  1. arcticap

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    I like your project.
    But for those who don't have a workshop, I wonder what an alternative material or design might be.
    A strip of rubber from an inner tube or bike tire, or some kind of a thin plastic sheet?
    A plastic container material like a milk jug, or a thin piece of wood?
    Or use the top from a plastic or glass jar.
    I've seen cappers made from thin flexible rubber that only had small round holes in it, and they hold caps well enough to be sold as a capper.
    Just punch a hole in thin material with a paper punch or belt punch of some sort, unless it needs to be drilled.
     
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  2. TheOutlawKid

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    Lol thanks for the compliment about helpful hints...i do try and share my experiences and stuff that works for me...glad it works for you too!
     
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  3. Mike 56

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    You have the gears turning in my head. While thin plastic-like a laundry soap bottle with tight-fitting holes would work. Dollar tree sells thin plastic cutting boards or maybe some thin-walled PVC
    pipe cut in half. Drill some holes in them and use a nipple to tap the threads.
     
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    The dollar tree cutting board is exactly what I was thinking while reading this. The thin plastic ones would work great for people without metal working skills. Most plastic boards I see there are 8-ish inch rectangles and could be cut in half or maybe quartered to make multiple versions.

    I used one of these with different size holes drilled in them to remove excess lube from dip lubed minie balls and other dipped bullets. Drilled undersized holes and then used a cone shaped Dremel sanding head to enlarge it a little at a time checking as I go. Worked well at the time. Still have it under the bench with about 6 or 7 different sized holes in it from about .36" to .58".
     
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    Idle hands are the devil’s playground....
     
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    1” class 200 pvc pipe about 6” long, 1 1” slip fix and 2 1” slip caps glue everything in sequence. Drill the holes for the nipples, tap with the nipple. Now you can fit 6 nipples into the pipe submerge it in your cleaning solution and use the slip fix as a pump to flush in and out through the nipples.
     
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  7. Pocket
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    I got a set of these and they don't work on my 1858/ 44.

    I got some brass washers today to shim them up some for the Remington, still have to drill the washers out a tad to fit. Hopefully I can try them tomorrow.
    Haven't tried them yet on any of the open tops yet.

    I like the tiny hole on these ,hoping that they do good.
     
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  8. LonesomePigeon

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    Pocket, who manufactured your 1858 and what year was it made? How exactly do they not fit? If I am reading you right they screw in fine but the nipple cone is not long enough to bust a cap? Track of The Wolf sells three different lengths of 6 - .75mm nipples:
    PIR-ES with cone length 0.275"
    PIR-I with cone length of 0.300"
    PIR-LI with cone length of 0.319"

    There are actually more than I listed above because some come in stainless or blued. I just noticed there is also a super short cone:
    PIR-TS with cone length 0.260"

    These are not Uncle Mike's(as far as I know) but if you just need something that will fit TOTW should have it.
     
  9. Pocket
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    It is a brand new Pietta. I had six shot in it but wanted to try these. Ended up Putting the Uncle Mike's in my 1851 /44 with rem #10s and it shoots perfect. So I put the slix shots back in the 1858.
     
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