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    What Is A Horse Pistol

    Technically, the "horse pistol" was used by Dragoons...mounted cavalrymen (hence the name Col. Colt borrowed) and generally were too large and heavy to be carried conveniently or comfortably in a holster, no matter what Josey Wales did in the movies. The Dragoons used a pommel-mounted saddle...
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    Walker trigger bolt stop spring

    Talk to Mike Brackett at Goon's Gun Works about one of his coil spring replacements.
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    Lead or Leather to hold the flint

    Leather seems to work well for me.
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    Load data for 1861 Colt

    No. That's the reason for using the felt wads in the first place...to stop from blowing lube all over your gun and making it a bear to hold on to. As for loads, I would recommend 18-20 gr 3F to start with if shooting a round ball.
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    Rescued a abused 1858 Remington

    I could be wrong here; they say the memory is the first thing to go. I forget the second thing... But I digress. Dixie used to sell what they referred to as a "shooter's revolver" 1858. IIRC, it was about double the price of a standard 1858. I read somewhere that the added cost was due to the...
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    The Black Powder Collecting Forum

    Yes, it is Wolf. We are trying to get a new SSL (security cert) installed but having some issues with it. You can bypass the SSL warnings using Chrome or MS Edge and still log on.
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    To my knowledge, cap jams have never been much of an issue with a Remington NMA as the thin hammer anvil and caged hammer slot tend not to pull the cap off when you cock the hammer, and if it does, it's generally blocked by the cage. Also, when cocked, if you look at the base of the NMA hammer...
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    Just a note on this...the O-Kid has moved to Alaska and is pretty busy getting settled in. He has a few guns to finish before he starts any new projects, from what he posted on THR. Just sayin'.
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    Yes ,sir. My black powder range fee is $30.00 per day, whether you shoot for 5 minutes or 5 hours. It's a super-nice range, however! When me and my boys/buddies go, it's an all day affair. We get our money's worth. That being said, I'd love to move to Idaho!
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    I have several conversion cylinder in .45 Colt. And no, your comments are taken with a :) but understand that swallowing a cap frag can mean disassembling your Colt outside on a shooting range bench (been there, done that, never again!) if even allowed at your range, and possibly "scrubbing the...
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    Yes, and it can really begin to get annoying after several hundred rounds. Just sayin'.
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    Cap rake visible in hammer slot (behind nipple) Action shield is the brass strip at the base of the hammer
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    Rescued a abused 1858 Remington

    I believe the Pedersoli '58s had gain twist rifling.
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    Unfortunately, Zonie (Jim King) passed away a few days ago... https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/sad-news-zonie-has-passed.135375/page-10#post-1893444
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    Not to be a "name-dropper", but yes...as the others said, it was Mike Brackett at Goon's Gun Works. What totally makes the difference is the action shield, which is fairly new. I have several Goon guns and am preparing to send him another shortly. I don't consider Mike to be "slow", but rather...
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    Score: Percussion Caps

    Thanks for clarifying.
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    It's the only permanent fix I know of.
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    Rescued a abused 1858 Remington

    My Target Remmy is the most accurate of the whole bunch. You've got a keeper. Hold on to it!
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    Score: Percussion Caps

    I live in Illinois and I've never heard of such a goofy rule.
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    Do Slixshot nipples lessen cap jams in Colt style C&B?

    What ELIMINATES cap jams on a Colt is an action shield and cap rake. I've had these installed on several of my revolvers by a well-renowned BP gunsmith and they are the cat's pajamas. Zero frag incidents on those guns since installation.
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