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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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  4. SlowFuse

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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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  11. Black Jack Shellac

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    Hi All I just ordered two sets of the uncle Mike's Nipples. I bought a set about 42 years ago.They are on my Euroarms 1851 36 cal. Nice upgrade. I couldn't let these get away from me.Who knows how long they can be had. I like the ideas on nipple cleaning. At 67 I'm having problems holding on to the little buggers. I use mostly corrosive caps so they need more cleaning.
    Black Jack Shellac
     
  12. Blackpowderwarrior

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    Black jack are you asking how long will the nipples last without cleaning?
     
  13. PowderMark

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    My Hornady sonic cleaner does an amazing job on stainless nipples. Definitely can’t use it on blued.
     
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  14. Black Jack Shellac

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    Nope I always do a full cleaning after each time out .Even SS nipples will rust with chlorate based caps. They are hard to hold on to.
     
  15. electricfactory

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    Kid,
    I just want tbe sure I'm ordering the right nipples, are these the ones ?
    http://www.thegunworks.com/custprodgun.cfm?ProductID=457&do=detail&Cat2Option=yes
    I'd like to put them on;
    - the 1860 Army you're working on now
    - an old Italian 1858 Army
    - an old Italian 1858 Navy

    Will they fit ?

    Thanks,


     
  16. TheOutlawKid

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    The link doesnt work. Are you getting the uberti or pietta nipples? Ill have to check your gun to see if my pietta nipples fit but if not then you can the uberti sizdd nipples. Your gun is not made by a current manufacturer so i wouldnt know what thread size it uses...but ill try a pietta nipple and if it doesnt fit then its most likely uberti sized...id check it with an uberti nipple but i dont have any. Im a pietta man ;-)
     
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  17. Blackpowderwarrior

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    That's why i bought the nipples myself. I saw the kid likes Piettas over Ubertis and i thought, Hell...he prefers piettas so i guess the kids alright by me. lets see what he's found us! Uncle mikes nipples are superb.. Kid i hope your a Whiskey/bourban man cause when it comes to nipples you've got pretty good taste.
     
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  18. Brutuskend

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    Thanks
    I just bought 3 sets.
     
  19. TheOutlawKid

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    Thank you for the compliment sir!
     
  20. Ugly Sauce

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    I cannot find the nipples on that site. ??
     
  21. Mk VII

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    I made this one out of a piece of aluminum - might have been off of a desk or a window, can't remember.

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  22. woodnbow
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    Click on shooting aids and then nipples.
     
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  23. Pocket
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    After trying these on my other Colt replicas, I am going the shelve my other after market nipples.
    I emailed The Gun Works and Suzi looked up my first order, processed a new order and shipped them the same day. That is service!!
     
  24. Blackpowderwarrior

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    Shes a good woman. They sent a letter with my nipples saying her husband was the owner and he passed away and now she is continuing his dream. His muzzleloader store. I don't know about you guys but down here in Asheville NC deep in the appalachias thats the America i know and miss. Sad to see the state of our younger people today but i still have hope
     
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  25. TheOutlawKid

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    Mr.blackpowderwarrior...i am one of those young people and am sure ashamed and disappointed in my generation. Im pretty sure i was born in the wrong era....maybe a century or two too late.
     
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