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Old December 28, 2007, 01:00 AM   #1
llriffel
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what is the right primer cap

I just received a Pietta 1851 navy in 44 cal every where I look it says use the right size primer but nowhere does it give the right size I have tried cci size 11 and size 10 caps with out loading the cylinders they both seam loose and when fired the caps decinagrate right now I am not to trusting in trying thease caps with a load
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Old December 28, 2007, 05:17 AM   #2
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Both caps will seam a little loose but the one that fits snug to where you can't just simply pull it off with your finger "not a pick or screwdriver" will be your best bet, most times the #10's fit the best for my Piettas but even then I still have to give a little squeeze to the cap to slightly egg shape them so that they fit tight..

As far as the caps disintegrating like you mention, that is normal & will happen 100% of the time when you use them on a loaded chamber.
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Old December 28, 2007, 08:30 AM   #3
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My Pietta 51 Navy likes the Remington #10 caps just right ....but hard to find . When I use cci # 10 they are ok but have to hit them twice sometimes before they go bang .
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Old December 28, 2007, 01:10 PM   #4
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You just have to try a few to see which ones work best. CCI #11's are actually a snugger fit on my 1860's than Remington #10's.

BTW, they're supposed to come apart when fired.
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