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Old April 25, 2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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River Boat pistol not firing

my aunt bought this river boat pistol its a black powder percussion cap and we've tried no. 11 and no. 10 caps on it and neither one would fire. there is no blockage or anything. the cap just wont go off when the hammer falls on it. i think its because of the spring not having enough pressure to push the hammer down on the cap with a decent amount of force. all that happens to the cap is it gets flattened and nothing more. Thanks for the help.
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Old April 25, 2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Are you getting the caps fully seated?
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Old April 25, 2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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yeah the caps fully seat
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Old April 26, 2012, 04:42 AM   #4
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There are several

Places to go for spare parts for the pistol. VTI and Dixie Guun Woks are among them.

Might be a way to tighten the spring.

Any way to post photos of the pistol?

Can you take it apart?

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Old April 26, 2012, 04:48 AM   #5
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Seems to me if the caps are getting "flattened" something is amiss. Either not being seated or bad caps.
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Old April 26, 2012, 05:49 AM   #6
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Good point, Hawg

Put one on a solid surface and hit it with a hammer.
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Old April 27, 2012, 03:46 PM   #7
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caps are getting seated and nthe cps are good. i've even tried loosening the nipple to adjust the distance between teh nipple and hammer and then after 8 pulls it will fire after adjusting each time.
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Old April 27, 2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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here's the link to get the pic i think i did it right
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