Cap size for 1860 Pietta Army?

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  1. Jun 19, 2019 #1

    jrmflintlock

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    I just got a pair of 44 cal 1860 armies from Taylers by Pietta. I have read everything that comes with them, and cannot find what size caps I should use, I want to replace the nipples with Treso but want to go shoot!

    What size caps do I need for factory nipples?

    Anything else I should know? I’m a newbie to percussion revolvers!

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Jun 19, 2019 #2

    Grenadier1758

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    Probably #10. Most revolvers are factory sized for #10. A #11 cap is close and can be lightly pinched to hold to the nipple.

    Yes, there is a slight risk of chain fire with #11 caps. So get the #10 (Remington caps have thinner skirts) caps for the factory nipples.
     
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    jrmflintlock

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    Thanks!! I’ll get #10

    I think the Treso nipples are #11
     
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    Yep, go with the #10 caps. That's what size I use on my Pietta 1860 Army.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2019 #5

    jrmflintlock

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    Thanks Gents!!
     
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    Ditto on the #10 caps
     
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    Pete G

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    Be aware that Remington #10 are not the same size as CCI #10.
     
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