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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Steel Hayes, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Steel Hayes

    Steel Hayes Member

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    I’m not quite sure what I found?
    I was at my LGS getting the usual supplies and remembered I needed #10 caps for my Pietta’s, asked the clerk if they had any #10’s behind the counter(none on the wall display), he comes back with 2 full boxes of these Remington caps.
    He said if they don’t work just bring them back for a refund.
    What year did they make these and should I use them or sell them as antiques?
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  2. TheRodDoc

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    These are 1974. Don't know if yours are before or after. Don't remember yours after though. yours might be 1965 to 1972.
     

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  3. arcticap

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    Use them as long as you don't mind that they will probably fit as if they were #11's.
    But they should work just fine.
    Some people do try to sell them on eBay.
    Whether to keep them or not depends on how much it would cost to replace them, and if you don't mind how they fit.
     
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  4. Steel Hayes

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    I’m definitely using them, they fit like a #10 should. Actually even better than the newer Remingtons #10’s do.
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  5. PWC

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    Strange the box says centerfire and no nipple.
     
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  6. TheRodDoc

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    It's marked centerfire Because wayback there were also rimfire percussion caps. Think there still is. The cap size is on the green seal band.
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  7. 792mauser

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    I learned something today :)
     
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  8. TheOutlawKid

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    Love the foil primer cover...that should make sure theyre moisture proof. Excellent find my friend
     
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    The graphics point to the early 60's up to @ '68.
     
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  10. Bfh_auto

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    Same here. Never heard of a rimfire cap. Doesn't seem like a great idea.
     
  11. AJumbo

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    The box says they're #10s. I guess if they've been stored dry, and there's no collector market, burn 'em up. Save the box and the tins.
     
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    Holy crap! They could explode! Says so right there on the box! I’m a certified cap disposal expert and can safely dispose of them for you. Heck, you seem nice. I’ll even waive my usual and customary fees.




    Haven’t seen those old style tins for a while, nostalgic I am...
     
  13. TheRodDoc

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    I'm pretty sure they weren't made to go on a nipple. They were made to go into a hole, Like a 22 cartridge does. Probably won't fly apart like the centerfire caps do.
     
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  14. Bfh_auto

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    The part I meant not seeming like a great idea is. The flame has to make a 90 degree bend immediately.
    Unlike a rimfire cartridge that has powder laying there.
     
  15. TheOutlawKid

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    I dont see a 90 degree bend on those rimfire caps...i see the priming powder within the edges and higher filling up part of the cup. If you ask me they seem like very hot/strong caps considering it looks like a heck of a lot of primer in them. Might even be strong enough to ignite buckhorn 209. Id wish these primers were still around and maybd even have custom nipples to use them on a cap gun or muzzleloading rifle.
     
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  16. Jackrabbit1957

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    I think those are for a powder tool used for driving nails into concrete.
     
  17. TheOutlawKid

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    Nah you don't need a special tool to place nails into concrete. Ive done it with just my forfinger and thumb...trick is to do it while the concrete is still wet and uncured. :p
     
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    These are blanks for the 2mm 'watchchain' toy pistols, which I believe are still made. 'Knall' indicates that these are made for noise-making, not for ignition. Blanks, per-se, are Knallpatronen.

    Later: I am reminded that the currently-available 2mm blanks and guns for them are pinfire, but a search for '2mm rimfire blanks' turns-up an offer of the same type shown above, including the package.

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  19. TheOutlawKid

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    Hmm...the packaging looks like its made in the late 1800's , i would think they are for some kind of weapons powder ignition since there were so many experiments around that era. But i dont know...never seen them kind of caps before.
     
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