View Full Version : traditions 1860 army ball size?

February 23, 2009, 04:28 PM
i just ordered a fr18602 44cal army pistol and am wondering what caps and balls should this thing want? no 11 caps "squished" possibly and .454 balls? im going to shot hornadys. anyone have any good expiriences with this pistol? thanks! gus

February 23, 2009, 04:33 PM
.454 round balls. Cap size is a crap shoot. Whatever size someone else may have found to work may not work on your gun, as there is no standard defining cap or nipple sizes (No. 11 means something different to every manufacturer). Caps are $4.00/100 give or take, so you may have to invest $20 to find out what size/brand is best.

February 23, 2009, 04:37 PM
ill get 10's and 11's in remmies if i can thanks!

Fingers McGee
February 23, 2009, 08:00 PM
I've got a pair of Traditions 1860s from the 90s. They like .454s better than .451s, and the Remington # 10s worked better than the CCIs on the stock nipples before I changed them to Tresos.

Mykeal is right, you may have to go through a few tins of caps to find the ones that work best on the pistol. Changing the nipples to Tresos will simplify the search.


February 23, 2009, 10:09 PM
where do i get the tresos nipples?

February 23, 2009, 11:49 PM
October Country (http://www.octobercountry.com/products2.php?categoryid=356)
The Possible Shop (http://www.possibleshop.com/nipples.htm)
Track of the Wolf (http://www.trackofthewolf.com/(S(qg3mjr55lqtcnh55bgit5ln3))/categories/tableList.aspx?catID=14&subID=171&styleID=785)

Nipples referenced as Ampco nipples or nipples made of Ampco metal are Treso nipples.