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Excellent Percussion Caps.

I had the brief opportunity to load up and fire the Colt 1851 replica (Pietta .44) this past weekend. Just enough time to load the cylinders twice and crank off some big smokem; pistol function was Flawless. Quite an improvement over the CCI #11's that I was using before. She still shoots straight and high.

I was so excited, that I messed with my .36 version when I arrived home. It seems that it has two nipples that are larger than the others (sounds like a good bar story, eh). Goofy Italians.....the two "big ones" will only accept #11 caps; the others were slinging the #11's off the cylinder during firing, but are very happy with #10's. Guess I'll replace those two.

Anyway, that's my story. I had a blast.
 

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odd there would be two different sizes. Yeah, I'd standardize them. Are 10's as common as 11's? I use the 11's on my TC Hawken.

Sounds like you had fun. Well, 'till ya got to the clean up ;)
 

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I get the impression that rifles tend to use 11's and pistols tend to use 10's, but that's just an ignorant guess on my part. Using the Remington #10's sure made a big difference on the .44.

I don't mind the cleaning up, especially when I sneak the cylinder into the kitchen sink for some hot soapy water and stink up the kitchen real good before the wife finds out!
 

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Mighty fine, Jerry. Nice stock.

You're not helping much with my developing Big Smokem disease.......I SHOULD just stick to cheap pistols, but a Hawken would make a handy addition....
 

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Thanks, jimb2. I wasn't sure if I really had two different sizes or if I was simply suffering from ignorance. Sure makes for a more reliable pistol when the caps are the right size!
 

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It can drive you nuts if you don't know. And if you get replacements, you better know which size you got!
 
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