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Old March 21, 2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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Cap Misfires

All of you that have cap misfires, here is what I do to the nipples. Never a cap
Misfire and the hammer has a very soft fall.

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Old March 21, 2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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I can see how that would improve if one was having misfires. It would definitely concentrate the blow in the rim area of the nipple.

I would expect that would thin the rim down too much for me though. I actually have trouble with the nipples mushrooming after a couple thousand shots, so much that I have to chuck the nipple in the drill and spin it against a file to get the cone shape back to normal, or a cap won't fit over it.

(and mine do not misfire, or haven't yet. They only misfire in the case of having a cap jam, where a spent cap blows off an adjacent nipple and gets in the hammer channel, or sticks to the hammer face and softens the blow on the next one.)
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Old March 21, 2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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My hammer fall is very soft as to not disturb the pistol when it falls. So I have
Not had any trouble with mushroom nipples.
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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A friend of mine, Doc Faraday, did that to his ROA nipples years ago. It allowed him to lighten the hammer fall for faster shooting. I dimple the nipples that have a fairly large surface area. If they have thin rims they are already "gathering" the cap flame pretty well. Good photo and a good idea to share.
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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Here is the whole gun

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Old March 21, 2013, 09:54 PM   #6
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OH GOD! I remember that thing!! I'm having a "flashback"! (Closin' my eyes!)
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It's a fine tuned, shooting machine.
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