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Tango Romeo 6
January 7, 2010, 11:51 AM
I'm looking for a new nipple for this rifle. Also, can anyone tell me what the thread is? I also have a .54 cal and I know the nipple thread is 1/4-28 and the thread for the .45 cal is smaller... maybe a 10-32 or so... thanks!!! :)

okiefarmer
January 7, 2010, 12:45 PM
Best way to find out is take the nipple out and go by Lowe's or one of the big box stores. Go back to their hardware department and there is usually a standard and a metric thread guage mounted to the wall.

Also most gunshops have thread guages and would gladly measure the thread pitch for you, hoping that you also turn around and purchase the nipple from them. Fair play ain't it.

Then you can write it down on a piece of paper what thread pitch each gun takes, then lose the piece of paper the next week like I do.

Tango Romeo 6
January 7, 2010, 01:06 PM
I have a thread pitch gage right here in front of me (at work, weapon at home) I was just hoping someone might know off the top of there head... I beat up the old one pretty badly just to get it out. I had bought the gun used and whoever had it before probably never took it out to clean as it was severely corroded. I ended up taking a Torx bit and tapping it into the hole like an easy-out. Then I tapped on that with a hammer and started working it back and forth and using some PB Blaster and finall got it to break free... My biggest problem is where to find a new one... I've checked TC Arms website and they don't seem to list one... sent them an email yesterday, haven't heard back... Anyone out there have any idea where I might get a new one?

eastbank
January 7, 2010, 02:17 PM
i have one,i,ll dig it out and look at it and see if i can help to.eastbank. ps i found it,the tc number for the nipple is 7230 and it fits the cherokee,seneca and the patriot pistols. if i find another one i,ll let you know.

Tango Romeo 6
January 7, 2010, 02:20 PM
FOUND IT! I finally found where to find the nipple I'm looking for... The Log Cabin Shop in Lodi, Ohio ( www.logcabinshop.com ) if anybody is interested... the thread is a 12-28 pitch....

okiefarmer
January 7, 2010, 02:56 PM
I have two here right in front of me. I bought package of three to replace one on an 1860 .44 revolver, dang t hing came shipped with one missing (for safety). And wouldn't ya know it, the nipple that needed replacing on my 45 long gun is a different pitch altogether. Some are metric, some are standard numeric, and some are fractional. Is there really a need for that many different threads, all are acually pretty close in nominal size when held up together.

Tango Romeo 6
January 7, 2010, 03:38 PM
Italian manufacturers use a metric thread... Americans are using a mix of standard and metric... And to kinda answer your question, they all use something different for proprietary reasons I think... I dont think there is a good reason to use so many different ones, but that's the way it is sometimes. I'm a CAD/CAM Engineer in a tool and die shop and we see that sort of thing all the time. Some manufacturers use thread pitches that aren't even a standard thread pitch just so you have to purchase replacements from them and them only... at a PREMIUM price to I might add... anyway, thanks to Okiefarmer and eastbank for the help...

Lucky for me the Log Cabin Shop in Lodi, Ohio is only about a 45 min drive for me so I won't have to go far to get the nipple and wrench that i need..