Parker Hale Whitworth

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  1. Dec 9, 2019 #1

    milcol

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    Would like some information on the wrench size to remove the nipple tried a 1/4 inch but to small.
    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 10, 2019 #2

    52Bore

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    Should be 1/4” for Musket Cap, threads should be 5/16-18.
    If an add ball #11 cap nipple was installed - it would/should be .200”- same threads.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2019 #3

    ugly old guy

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    might be metric ... 9mm?
    10mm is just a touch off of 3/8 inch.
    I know 8mm and 5/16 are the same size.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2019 #4

    Coot

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    If an English made gun, try 5/16 -18 Whitworth - which I believe is what the originals used (our British friends will have a more certain answer). If Italian made, try metric.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2019 #5

    Enfield58

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    I have the PH Whitworth. It came with a nipple wrench but any musket nipple wrench of the time period should fit. Mine fit without any problem. If it doesn't then I'm not sure what you have.
     

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