Thread: Colt 1860 Help
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Old December 14, 2007, 11:14 PM   #5
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
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"Dry firing will damage the nipple. "

In a properly set up revolver, the hammer will not touch the nipple. You should be able to put a narrow strip of paper on the nipple, hold the cylinder fully back and the hammer fully down, and pull out the paper. If you can't, the nipples are too long.

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