- May 30, 2020
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The brass capper marked "TDC" is the oval capper made by Ted Cash and is available from many of the Muzzle Loading Retail shops. Its a very good capper for rifles and single shot pistols. Its not a good capper for revolvers. The snail capper by Ted Cash is designed to be suitable for revolvers, but it is difficult to use on a Remington design.The one on top is a Thompson Center and is made out of plastic. The brass one is very old and was gifted to me by my uncle, it has 'TDC' on the catch but I prefer it over the T/C.
There is a capper made in Poland (?) that will work on a revolver. They are a little expensive but look really well made. Do a search for Polish capper and see what comes up.
This is the link if it is allowed. All of the reviews that I have seen on it are good. https://www.polishcappers.com/en/p/kapiszonownik-uniwersalny-model-pcc-na-okolo-150-szt-kapiszonow
I hate cappers, but they are necessary when in the field! I don't hunt, so I am usually where I can set the factory container down and insert the cap my with fingers. When I am forced to use a capper it is of the inline style.Who here uses a capper as an accessory to your Hawken or other percussion long gun ? If not a capper what do you use to organize your percussion caps in your hunting pouch or hunting bag ?
Thanks for the info on the Ted Cash capper. When I saw the 'TDC' I thought maybe that was the case. I really like it, it's small, sturdy and works great.The brass capper marked "TDC" is the oval capper made by Ted Cash and is available from many of the Muzzle Loading Retail shops. Its a very good capper for rifles and single shot pistols. Its not a good capper for revolvers. The snail capper by Ted Cash is designed to be suitable for revolvers, but it is difficult to use on a Remington design.
I have been using the brass inline and snail designs - inline for revolvers and snail for rifle/shotgun. As others have commented, the inlines work well for the actual capping but are fussy to fill, plus they only hold about 20 caps. The snail is easier to fill and easily holds 100 caps but the 'nose' is too large to reach revolver nipples, occasionally I'll have a cap that doesn't stay oriented but overall that hasn't been a problem. Just received my new Polish capper last week, haven't used it on the range yet but did try it on Remington and Colt cylinders and it worked as advertised. My hands don't work well anymore, it can be very difficult to simply open the cap tin. For that reason I'm looking forward to using the Polish model to get more handguns dirty. Fyi - the folks in Poland were very easy to work with, shipping in my case was just short of a month. It left Europe in the first couple of days, the rest was on this side of the water.