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Old May 5, 2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Cap sizes?

I just bought two replica BP pistols from an estate. I've always wanted to get into this hobby, and here I am...
The guns are an Oberti 1860 Colt Army and a Cabela's 1857 Remington brass "Buffalo" (Pietta??). They both look to be unfired.
The research that I've done in the FAQ's seems to suggest that I could use Hornady .454 ball in both, but my real question concerns the caps. #10, 11 or both?
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Old May 5, 2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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Remingtion #10s fit all my cap guns real good. If i can't find them i use CCI #11s i just give then a little squeeze before i put them on the nipples.
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Old May 5, 2011, 07:10 PM   #3
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The Uberti needs .454 balls but the Cabela's/Pietta 1858 Remington can get by with .451's.
However the .454's will work with both guns.
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Old May 5, 2011, 07:11 PM   #4
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+1 to what '51 Colt and Arcticap said. And welcome to the forum Outbacken.



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Old May 5, 2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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Thank you gentleman, and sorry for the obvious errors in discription.
(I should have had the guns available as I posted).
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Old May 6, 2011, 09:56 PM   #6
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Remington #10 caps for sure!
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Old May 9, 2011, 05:07 AM   #7
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Actually Italian replica nipples are sized best for the Dynamit Nobel RWS 1075 caps. Dunno if you have them in the States...

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Old May 9, 2011, 03:40 PM   #8
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Yeah we got'em but they're not the greatest fit.
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Old May 9, 2011, 09:40 PM   #9
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I tried the Dynamit Nobel RWS caps a number of years ago was not impressed. Remington No. 10s for me.
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