I once had such a device (1/4 x 28 "nipple") that used a small rifle or small pistol primer, which had the "firing pin" in the screw off cap. I.e., it was a sealed system, but useless if you lost that cap. While it worked well enough (100% reliable), getting the fired primer out and replacing it, was not especially easy even with the provided tool. With cold fingers it would be nigh on impossible. Needless to say I sold it years ago and never regretted it.
Haze gray and underway!I'm a Musket cap convertee and glad for it! If someone sends me the hat, hoodie, t-shirt, Nascar style decal or an all expense paid guided & catered Elk hunt of my choice (I'll keep it in North America.) Then I'll proudly wear it, stick it on my truck or enjoy the Irish Whiskey around a camp fire on my Elk hunt.
All in the name of, Musket Caps on your non-Musket smoke pole!
I have had my T/C .54 Renegade since I built it in 1981. Used it to hunt and shoot all over OUR country. But always was nervous when it got wet. I've missed a chances to add to the freezer over the years because of damp primers or soggy powder.
But that is part of the challenge of hunting with a real muzzleloader. I've got an animal with the last round in my bolt action rifles magazine. I've got an animal with my 3rd arrow after the first 2 deflected and the animal stood there and wondered why sticks are flying around. Where I hunt now usually take a couple of deer every year at 250-300 yards with a 300 H&H I've tuned to a fair thee well over many years. A real muzzleloader now, now you only have one chance, so you better do it right!
Growing up on the wet side of Oregon did nothing to get me to accept a wet hunt. I had success in soggy trips but having druthers is my issue. You'd think I'd know better? Of course not!
After retiring from the Navy. (Oh, by the way, thanks to all of you out there whose financial contributions paid for my hunting trips and greens fees!) I returned to live in Oregon. To hunt in the rain, again. But I wised up! I only stayed in Oregon for 18 months, with good time deducted, I left and I splashed down in Southeast Alaska! Yes indeed, I went to a place that makes Oregon's coast look like Palm Springs.
Lucky for me one of the first gent's I met was a BP smoke sucker who liked his T/C kit's and hunting/shooting in any weather. He turned me on to the Musket Cap nipple for T/C real muzzleloaders. Now you still have to use the regular "keep your powder dry" precautions. Tape over the muzzle and keeping the lock and cap as dry as possible. But in over 20 years I've never had a soggy mis fire.
When loading my rifle to hunt my running mate also got me into leaving the nipple off when loading powder, patch and ball. Bouncing my rifle on the butt plate then putting a good dab of FFFFg in the touch hole. Then screwing the nipple in and putting on the Musket Cap. It's never failed to go "BANG!"
I'm new to this wonderful forum and just getting my love for BP back. Just as last year I got my groove back for reloading long guns. Then went on to spending my kids inheritance on setting up and learning about progressive reloading for handguns. All things that go "BANG!" I guess.
Last year is where I also learned about "ammogedun" and the "reloadodemic." I didn't learn about the "primersforyournipplesovid-19" until I joined this forum a bit ago.
One of the first things that you need to learn when emigrating to another country or Alaska is if you see something you need, buy it then. If you wait, it'll be gone! If it's something you do not want to do without, buy it in bulk and ship it in. So on a cultural exchange trip to Vegas a while back my running mate and I bought a case of 5000 Musket Caps. I'm pretty sure it had more to do with the booze than any kind of foresight.
I inherited a bunch of BP stuff when I lost my friend a few years ago. He had about 15 lbs of powder and a bag full of tins of No.11 primers. When I started to get my BP groove back and was seeing what I have, looking at my buddy's stuff sure made me miss him. I wish his wife hadn't made him move to Florida when he retired!
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