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FOR SALE Enfield musket nipple protector for Euroarms

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OldSmoky1967

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Hello, I am looking for a musket nipple protector to fit a Euroarms 2 band Enfield musket. I am not sure if all of those protectors are the same and want ot get the right one the first time. Does anyone know if they are the same? Or, which one will fit my musket? TIA
 

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Glad to help.
Just be advised that the leather pads are not very well glued to the copper base and will come off eventually. To improve it I used a thinner piece of leather and moulded it into the base recess then over the outside edge. I then used contact cement to glue thicker leather pads to the thin leather. Works fine.
 

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Just to share this bit of historical trivia, these were called "snap caps" by HM War Department. They were a training aid to help troops practice their marksmanship fundamentals. They weren't nipple protectors. They were to protect the tumbler and sear mechanism inside the lock by cushioning the impact of the hammer on the nipple.
 

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Just to share this bit of historical trivia, these were called "snap caps" by HM War Department. They were a training aid to help troops practice their marksmanship fundamentals. They weren't nipple protectors. They were to protect the tumbler and sear mechanism inside the lock by cushioning the impact of the hammer on the nipple.
Cool factoid! Makes sense.
 

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