The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 20, 2012, 11:02 AM   #1
joyrock
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 12, 2008
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 151
Mag-Spark?

Has anybody tried or uses a thing called `Mag-Spark'? And will work on a 1847 Colt Walker? Or a 1858 Remington? It looks like its for rifles only. Thanks!
__________________
Oleg Volk is my hero!
joyrock is offline  
Old September 20, 2012, 09:05 PM   #2
arcticap
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 15, 2005
Location: Central Connecticut
Posts: 2,973
I believe that the Mag-Spark is only for single shot guns that will accommodate its size which conventional C&B revolvers will not allow for.

Last edited by arcticap; September 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM.
arcticap is offline  
Old September 21, 2012, 12:14 PM   #3
wogpotter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 27, 2004
Posts: 3,002
Yup! Way, way to big for anything like a revolver's cylinder.
__________________
Allan Quatermain: “Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles”?

Elderly Hunter: “That's dashed unsporting. Probably Belgium.”
wogpotter is offline  
Old September 21, 2012, 05:43 PM   #4
North East Redneck
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 6, 2012
Location: Berkshire Hills
Posts: 495
never heard of these

What is a Mag-Spark? Large, hot cap? Never heard of it.
__________________
NRA Life Member
Goal Member
SAF Member
North East Redneck is offline  
Old September 22, 2012, 08:19 AM   #5
wogpotter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 27, 2004
Posts: 3,002
Replacment for a standard nipple. It uses a 209 shotgun primer encased in a screw on cover to "waterproof" the whole shebang. There's a built in striker to fire the primer.
__________________
Allan Quatermain: “Automatic rifles. Who in God's name has automatic rifles”?

Elderly Hunter: “That's dashed unsporting. Probably Belgium.”
wogpotter is offline  
Old September 23, 2012, 06:07 AM   #6
Sure Shot Mc Gee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 2, 2012
Posts: 2,011
This thing has been around for many years but used a different style of Cap in the past. (Large modern Rifle Primmer) now its a 209 shotgun primmer. It's application. To be mounted in/on a traditional cap lock style of rifle or shotguns nipple snail. Somehow, someway, someone, has Resurrected this antiquated gun part again. It was a problematic part in its past history. Its hard enough for this old timer just getting a cap onto a nipple these days let alone fooling around with this thing when my hands are cold or early morning before daylight.

Good Morning Hawg. You know. I think you should get one of these Hawg. You'd look good a-sport'in one on your rifle. Never have to worry about another wet cap ever._

Last edited by Sure Shot Mc Gee; September 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Reason: tweaking Hawg a little
Sure Shot Mc Gee is offline  
Old September 23, 2012, 08:53 AM   #7
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,687
I don't even see the point in it. Percussion caps have been working fine since 1830 or thereabouts.
Hawg is online now  
Old September 23, 2012, 09:10 PM   #8
shortwave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2007
Location: SOUTHEAST, OHIO
Posts: 5,930
Just another extra component with the possibility of failure.

As Sure Shot and Hawg said, don't see the need.
shortwave is offline  
Old September 24, 2012, 05:29 AM   #9
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,687
Quote:
Good Morning Hawg. You know. I think you should get one of these Hawg. You'd look good a-sport'in one on your rifle. Never have to worry about another wet cap ever.
Mornin McGee, I don't worry about it now.
Hawg is online now  
Old September 24, 2012, 07:10 AM   #10
Sure Shot Mc Gee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 2, 2012
Posts: 2,011
I don't worry about it now. Me either.~~Hmm?
Hawg. Not twenty feet from the window 3 nice free grazers standing in the yard here now. Yep that figures. Guns unloaded, in the closet, and here's a nice size one look'in right at me. Oh well._
Sure Shot Mc Gee is offline  
Old September 24, 2012, 12:19 PM   #11
Wild Bill Bucks
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 28, 2005
Location: Southeastern Oklahoma, Next door to Sasquatch
Posts: 1,264
Had one on an older Thompson for a couple of years, and it never failed to fire. It worked really well, right up until I dropped the cap, 20 ft to the ground. It bounced a couple of times, and I spent the best part of an hour looking for it, to no avail.

The cap wound up costing me over $450.00, because when I took it in to get another one, the shop had a brand new Encore for sale, and even though my mind said NO NO NO my heart just had to have it.
Wild Bill Bucks is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10005 seconds with 9 queries