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cap and ball
The caplock mechanism, percussion lock, or cap and ball was the successor of the flintlock mechanism in firearm technology, and used a percussion cap struck by the hammer to set off the main charge, rather than using a piece of flint to strike a steel frizzen. The caplock mechanism consists of a hammer, similar to the cock used in a flintlock, and a nipple (sometimes referred to as a "cone"), which holds a small percussion cap. The nipple contains a tube which goes into the barrel. The percussion cap contains a chemical compound called mercuric fulminate or fulminate of mercury, whose chemical formula is Hg(ONC)2. It is made from mercury, nitric acid and alcohol. When the trigger releases the hammer, it strikes the cap, causing the mercuric fulminate to explode. The flames from this explosion travel down the tube in the nipple and enter the barrel, where they ignite the main powder charge.
On the latest In Range TV Q&A session, Karl was asked "Would it be beneficial for modern shooters to learn how to shoot a flintlock, matchlock, cap and ball, etc. type rifle?" His answer is:
For the front-stuffing aficionados, how would you answer the inquiry?
Would like to find a decent used or like new Parker Hale England 1853 Enfield 3 band musket or Whitworth rifle
These were made in the 1970's in England
Have cash ready to go for the right gun(s)
If you have one that you no longer use or want , let me know
My email is N870(at)Hotmail(dot)com
Everything you need to get shooting cap and ball. One pistol, two cylinders test fired and cleaned. Nearly full pound of pyrodex. Nearly 200 caps. 90-100 .454 cal balls. Powder flask and measure. Capping tool. Cleaning kit. Nipple wrench... Everything to get you started. Great...
OK so this panic buying thing is clearly out of control. With the recent panic prices being what they are, I've sold around a dozen firearms and mostly squirrelled the proceeds away, spent a little on dies and whatnot, the occasional Sig ... (Who doesn't have a few occasional Sigs among us?)...
I was talking to my father today and he was asking if I knew armorers or gunsmiths in WA who rebore ball and cap guns. He said he called Redmans Rifling and Reboring in Omak and the guy was a jerk. Told my father he doesn’t waste his time and hung up. So, I told I’m I’d ask around and...
I was debating getting extra cylinders for my Pietta, 1858 Army, .44 cap and ball revolver.
I finally bought a micrometer and the cylinders (nominally) measured:
The bore nominally measured .432
I don't know if getting other cylinders would be more...
Round balls for .36 caliber muzzle loaders
TRADE FOR LEAD AND SILVER (will add cash to make up current spot price)
Trade for .44cal lead balls of same quantity
Located in Vancouver, can meet in Portland some days
For sale is my brand new, unfired, new old stock, .36 Caliber Cap and Ball Revolver. It was quality made by Pietta over 20 years ago and was stored and never fired.
The frame is case hardened.
Please let me know if You have any questions.
I will not ship.
Comes with a load of additional...
For sale is my brand new, unfired, new old stock, .44 Cal. Cap and Ball Revolver (Navy Revolver?).
It was quality made by Pietta over 20 years ago.
The frame is case hardened, and has an engraving of a US Naval Battle on the cylinder. The cylinder is also engraved with the words, “Engaged 16 May...
Uberti 1849 Colt Pocket .31
New, unfired.... but no box
Beautiful little pistol.
See pic for size comparison vs full size 1858 Remington
May be open to trades, not sure what I want... feel free to make offers
Located in Vancouver but will meet in Portland, no FFL req'd
Will also ship
For sale is my brand new, never fired U.S. Marshal’s Edition .44 Caliber Black Powder Cap and Ball Revolver.
Made by Pietta, it is the beautiful deluxe engraved, polished-steel version.
These have not been made for at least 20 years.
I also have another .44 Cal Engraved Cap and Ball Black...
$360 for the entire kit for the revolver. This has it all. Everything you need to shoot this gun comes with it. The balls are from ACME Bullets in Wisconsin. They are 454 caliber and shoot in this pistol. They come in a very cool wooden box.
The holster is in excellent shape. It is a right hand...
Ended up with these though I do not have a .36cal revolver....
Cleaning kit is unused and the balls (120) are a mix of swaged and regular cast
May also trade for 44 and 54cal BP stuff
45acp & 357mag reloading components
Garand Enbloc Clips
Located in Vancouver, can meet in PDX some...