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Old October 23, 2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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Does Anyone Make A #11 Conversion?

I have an older model Cabelas 54. Cal Hawken, and was wondering if there is any way to convert it from #11 Percussion caps to Musket Caps.

I have the hardest time in messing with the #11 caps, and the Musket caps fit me much better.
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Old October 23, 2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Determine the thread size (local hardware store screw thread measurer) and buy a musket cap nipple with the same thread. I did it and it works fine.
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Old October 23, 2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Yep...I did this with my Deer hunter R. Worked great.
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Old October 23, 2012, 09:48 PM   #4
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Good evening riverwalker76. Easy thing to do on those large bore side hammer rifles. Good idea on your part Sir. Doing the same on my 54 has made capping-up a whole lot easier for me.
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Old October 23, 2012, 09:57 PM   #5
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CVAs use a metric threaded nipple, M6x1.0, TotW catalog number CVA-A for the Ampco or Treso version; the stainless steel version is CVA-S.

The TotW musket nipple with the same thread is catalog number CVA-MS.
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Old October 24, 2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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The Cabela's Hawken is made by Investarms, not CVA

The Cabela's Hawken is made by Investarms, which is same the manufacturer as the Lyman traditional muzzle loaders.

They take a 6 X .75 nipple.

Cabela's sells a musket nipple in that size for $11.99:
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Old October 24, 2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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Oops. I read Cabela's as CVA. My bad.

Yes, M6x.75 threads.

TotW catalog number RLP-MS, $3.99 plus shipping.
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