View single post by Michael C. Hardy
 Posted: Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 07:25 pm
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Michael C. Hardy

Joined: Tue Sep 25th, 2007
Location: North Carolina USA
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Caps do fall off, even on revolvers. That is why we give caps a little squeeze at the open end before placing them on the nipple, and they still fall off on occasion. If it happens today, with standard production methods, then image 150 years ago, when those production methods were not quite so standard. It was considered a modern miracle, 150 years ago, when the parts between rifled-muskets were interchangeable. On the other end of the spectrum, both my .45 cal. Kentucky pistol and my 61 Springfield seem to have larger cones. When I use that weapon at reenactments, I usually carry a small pair of plyers in my pocket, simply for taking off caps that have not separated when struck by the hammer. I do not have this problem with my reproduction Enfield or 42 Springfield. I guess that is why I use the 61 Springfield the least.


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