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Old August 12, 2010, 06:37 PM   #26
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Had to shoot my Savage Navy, just had ta!!! I started w/ 10g fff and moved right up to 20g on the second shot. I didn't have the right size rb's (too small), but a couple of sharp blows from a small hammer, spread them so that they filled the chamber well. Sort of a modified RNFP slug. The biggest problem was getting the caps to fit. Luckily I tried to cap all the chambers before loading, and found that only 2 were small enough to take a #11 cap (barely). pohill, you said ROA nipples share the same thread so I'm going to order a set that way I don't have to modify the originals. How'd she shoot? Straight and about as high as an out of the box 1860 Army, 5in at 20yds. I don't care, just shootin a piece of history made my day, hell, week!!
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Old August 12, 2010, 09:35 PM   #27
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The ROA nipples are the right height to clear the topstrap. I'm not sure about the thread size - the nipples were already in my gun when I bought it, so I don't know how much the holes were modified.
I bumped up .380 balls with a hammer - a .390 would be perfect.
You were probably the only person on the planet shooting a Savage & North .36 today.
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Old August 13, 2010, 09:48 AM   #28
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pohill, I got your post over on the voy forum and answered about the threads etc. there.
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Old August 17, 2010, 10:19 AM   #29
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pohil, I ordered some original replacement nipples from Track Of The Wolf, they're made to fit original Colts and Remmies....maybe I'll get lucky. Do your chambers have a band cut in them approx 1/4 down from the top? Wonder if that was a visual aid for free pouring powder?
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Old August 17, 2010, 01:38 PM   #30
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pohill, got the nipples today, right thread, perfect fit (no binding on frame), and take #11 caps. Cost $35.29, that included shipping.
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