The Firing Line Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 7, 2017, 02:56 PM   #1
Hellgate
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Orygun
Posts: 718
What to do with 50 empty percussion cap tins?

I'm about to toss/recycle around 50 empty metal cap tins (mostly Remington) but was wondering if there's anything useful to do with them? Or if anyone wants them? I also have a bunch (maybe 20) of plastic ones (mostly RWS but a few Dixie italian caps).
__________________
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
SASS#3302 (Life), SASS Regulator, NRA (Life), DGB#129
Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)
Hellgate is offline  
Old September 7, 2017, 04:19 PM   #2
Model12Win
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Posts: 4,666
Use them to store char cloth.
Model12Win is online now  
Old September 7, 2017, 04:31 PM   #3
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 14,157
That's a lot of char but you could keep patch grease etc in them too. Small screws just whatever.
Hawg is offline  
Old September 7, 2017, 07:18 PM   #4
gasmandave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2012
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 219
Hellgate, I sent you a pm.
gasmandave is offline  
Old September 7, 2017, 07:44 PM   #5
FrontierGander
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 30, 2009
Location: Boncarbo,Colorado
Posts: 563
char cloth, lube, prelubed patches, spare nipples, TOW, lots of uses.
__________________
Frontier Muzzleloading
FrontierGander is offline  
Old September 7, 2017, 08:43 PM   #6
4V50 Gary
Staff
 
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 19,297
What Model12Win suggested.
__________________
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
4V50 Gary is online now  
Old September 8, 2017, 05:44 PM   #7
noelf2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2008
Location: Stafford, VA
Posts: 2,238
Cap tins would be a bit small for holding charcloth, IMHO.
__________________
Liberty and freedom often offends those who understand neither.
noelf2 is offline  
Old September 8, 2017, 07:03 PM   #8
TruthTellers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 22, 2016
Posts: 912
If you make your own black powder lube, could use them for storing it.
__________________
Any good revolver > Any good semi auto
TruthTellers is offline  
Old September 8, 2017, 10:47 PM   #9
roashooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 24, 2010
Posts: 481
make a checkers game of them....Rems vs RWS...
roashooter is offline  
Old September 8, 2017, 10:50 PM   #10
FrankenMauser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 25, 2008
Location: 1B ID
Posts: 10,097
I could actually use a couple of those for sending someone some small quantities of lapping compound.

PM inbound.
__________________
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."
FrankenMauser is offline  
Old September 9, 2017, 02:14 AM   #11
Stormson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 11, 2014
Location: Mountains of SouthWest VA.
Posts: 164
Lube and char...As everyone else said.

Lube seems to be the going concern, so Id remind ya that it can also be used as lip balm if ya live in the north or the desert...

Could use em for various ointments as well?

Could hold extra flints?

Medicines if youre getting on towards that age?

Hell... A THOUSAND uses that seem better then the trash man...

The very BEST way to recycle is to repurpose...
Stormson is offline  
Old September 9, 2017, 03:00 AM   #12
HiBC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 13, 2006
Posts: 5,173
If you have 50,make a few beeswax candles. Or re-cast candle lantern candles.

It would fit in a watch pocket.

I rigged fishline you could tie on a pole or handline.

A pull through.

If you put an Esbit or hexamine tab in one it might keep good. Probably get a fire started.Actually,pack the extraspace with bits of the tablets. An aspirin size piece may do the trick.On those days when the char cloth needs a bit of help!!
HiBC is offline  
Old September 9, 2017, 04:41 PM   #13
gasmandave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2012
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 219
Hellgate, pm replied to
gasmandave is offline  
Old September 9, 2017, 09:46 PM   #14
Sure Shot Mc Gee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 2, 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,201
I have a few empty cci #11 tins myself.
When I'm deer hunting. Such tins always come in handy. a pill or two of Excedrin. A cotton ball with a drop or three of Buck scent applied so to sit and spy on for awhile.
"Whatever the purpose? If it fits it works."
__________________
"JUST A OLD DEPLORABLE THAT'S IRREDEMABLE."
Sure Shot Mc Gee is offline  
Old September 10, 2017, 01:09 PM   #15
Fingers McGee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 19, 2008
Location: High & Dry in Missouri Ozarks
Posts: 2,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellgate
What to do with 50 empty percussion cap tins?
Good question. Unfortunately, I don't think there is any good answer for more than a few of them. Had the same situation a few years ago & ended up just throwing about 120 of them in the recycle bin. That's where they go now along with empty powder bottles.
__________________
Fingers (Show Me MO smoke) McGee - AKA Man of Many Colts - Alter ego of Diabolical Ken; SASS Regulator 28564-L-TG; Rangemaster and stage writer extraordinaire; Frontiersman, Pistoleer, NRA Endowment Life, NMLRA, SAF, CCRKBA, STORM 327, SV115; Charter member, Central Ozarks Western Shooters
Cynic: A blackguard whose faulty vision see things as they are, not as they should be. Ambrose Bierce
Fingers McGee is offline  
Old September 10, 2017, 04:25 PM   #16
Hal
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 9, 1998
Location: Ohio USA
Posts: 7,844
Sell them on Ebay or Facebook Marketplace.
People are nuts & will buy anything.
Hal is offline  
Old September 11, 2017, 12:17 AM   #17
HiBC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 13, 2006
Posts: 5,173
People who fish can use little containers for split shot,swivels,bobber stops,etc.
If you know women who sew,I'm sure they might take a few.
Kids who do craft things.
Your local chain saw mechanic..carb parts.
Postage stamps. Size 2-56 nuts and screws.
Maybe Prussian Blue container.
Rosin. Beeswax.
Solder
HiBC is offline  
Old September 11, 2017, 07:40 AM   #18
noelf2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2008
Location: Stafford, VA
Posts: 2,238
I always end up with a bunch of tins also. I have some old kiwi shoe polish tins that I move my caps into. Black for Rem 10 and brown for Rem 11. Much easier to open with that little twist lever on the side. I like the lip balm idea for the cap tins. I keep bees, and my wife uses the extra wax for stuff like lip balm. Remington lip balm...
__________________
Liberty and freedom often offends those who understand neither.
noelf2 is offline  
Old September 11, 2017, 09:29 PM   #19
drobs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 17, 2015
Location: South Central MO / Africa
Posts: 926
Curious - how long did the 5000 caps last you?

I'm close to putting an order in a Midsouth Shooting Supply for 5000 Remington #10 caps.
__________________
NRA Life Member
drobs is offline  
Old September 11, 2017, 11:26 PM   #20
Model12Win
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Posts: 4,666
You can also tie them to your cat's tail so you can always hear where they are.
Model12Win is online now  
Old September 12, 2017, 12:06 AM   #21
Hellgate
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Orygun
Posts: 718
I like ROA shooter's idea the best: play checkers with them: Remington vs RWS.
I have fired (based on empty cap tins I've tossed) over 33,000 rounds through my perCUSSIN' revolvers.
Drobs: I shoot in Cowboy Action matches and go through about 2000 a year. I've been shooting C&Bs since 1968 and CAS matches since 1993. If you buy a case of 5000 you may want to line up some buddies or other C&Ber's to go in on it with you. Sportsman's Warehouse here in Orygun has pretty good prices @$5.99/100 for Remington #10 & #11s.
Give me a day of so to get back to those who sent PMs as I was a passenger in a car wreck and need to make a Dr appt tomorrow. Minor injury but the truck I was in may be totaled. Sorry to hijack my own thread. TTYL
__________________
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
SASS#3302 (Life), SASS Regulator, NRA (Life), DGB#129
Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)
Hellgate is offline  
Old September 12, 2017, 10:53 AM   #22
maillemaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2010
Posts: 1,522
I keep them around the shop. They are useful for keeping the raw materials for making paper Sharps cartridges in. Also I like the metal ones because they are useful for case hardening small gun parts in.

Steve
maillemaker is offline  
Old September 12, 2017, 11:08 AM   #23
JWT
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 16, 2007
Location: Southern Arizona
Posts: 3,743
Cookie cutters?
JWT is offline  
Old September 13, 2017, 09:37 AM   #24
Model12Win
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 2012
Posts: 4,666
Aside from cats, you can also use them to hold special herbs, amulets, and tinctures gathered from the wilderness.
Model12Win is online now  
Old September 13, 2017, 04:38 PM   #25
maillemaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2010
Posts: 1,522
Quote:
Aside from cats, you can also use them to hold special herbs, amulets, and tinctures gathered from the wilderness.
You can put cats in them? Damn, do you buy them by the bucket-load or what?

maillemaker is offline  
Reply

Tags
cap tins , caps

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 12:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08485 seconds with 10 queries