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Old April 4, 2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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pietta/nipples/caps???

Got to shoot the new Pietta 1860 last night and it does shoot fine .
Just one small problem . The nipples are to small for # 11 caps .

If I replace them will that help ??

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Old April 4, 2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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KB,

I don't own a Pietta anything that needs #11 caps.

#10s work on everything without the need to change nipples.

Tnx,
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Old April 4, 2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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I've had a couple that liked #11's but 99% of them like #10. You can pinch the 11's slightly before you put them on tho.
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Old April 4, 2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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Remington #10's work on ALL my C&B revolvers, Pietta, Uberti, ASM, PR, Ruger, and Euroarms.
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Old April 4, 2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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OK I need #10,s ? Why is it all I see is it takes #11 caps .

i will buy some #10, and see how that works .

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Old April 4, 2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Maybe way back when they wrote the owner's manual that's what fit the nipples of that time. Remington#10 are more gorgiving and expand a bit as they are seated. CCI #10 are way smaller and way harder to seat on a tight nipple.
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Old April 4, 2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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Hold on. I've had guns that wont fire #10's unless seated perfectly. I have had 2 uberti 51 navys that one would fire #10's and the other wouldn't. The answer that I got from an other source was to buy treso nipples that fit # 11's. They fit 11's perfectly. They do! They do not fall off and you don't have to pinch them.

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Old April 4, 2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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Hardy,

What brand #10's were you using? All #10's are not created equal. There is a pretty large variation between brands.
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Old April 4, 2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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My Ruger Old Army works fine with Remington 11 but my Walkers need CCI 10 or the caps want to fall off. Might not be easy to find but if you do business at that store they can order you some.
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Old April 5, 2012, 09:15 AM   #10
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NIPPLES

Not sure witch would be cheaper new nipples or more caps ?

I have 13 tins of # 11 caps and that would be close to 50 bucks ?

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Old April 5, 2012, 10:14 AM   #11
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There's the rub.

I've never had a misfire out of the factory nipples that come on the Piettas- maybe it's my loading and cleaning style...but they allow the caps split and turn them into shrapnel which either burns my hand, falls into the action or just reeks havoc unless I do the point to the percussion revolver dance.

That's why I changed nipples to Tresos- much smaller flash hole and better fit.
The problem with the Tresos is the price.
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Old April 5, 2012, 10:37 AM   #12
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I've never had a misfire out of the factory nipples that come on the Piettas- ..but they allow the caps split and turn them into shrapnel which either burns my hand, falls into the action . . .
Exactly. I even found two flattened caps down in the frame of my 1860 last night when I took it apart for cleaning. But, I am like Keybear and have a whole bunch of Remington #11s and they are gonna get shot! (Then, I'll fix the issue)

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Old April 5, 2012, 01:59 PM   #13
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Keep the nipples and re-size the caps. Caps are easily and symmetrically re-sized using a small socket from a ¼'' ratchet set. Either a 5/32” or 4mm size will work.


Simply place cap on hard flat surface open side up and apply downward force with the socket. A gentle tap may be required. If the re-sized cap resists being removed from the socket gently grab it with pliers and rock it back and forth.


I modified my socket slightly with a pointed stone on a Dremel tool to provide a forcing cone of sorts.
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Old April 5, 2012, 04:21 PM   #14
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Keep the nipples and re-size the caps.
Hmmmmmm.... you know, it is raining today.

Resizing 800 caps sounds better than the list the wife left me to do.
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