I realize this “Apples to Oranges”, but when I was a Radio Shack store manager, there was two stock systems. ”Auto-Replenishment” where the ‘mothership’ sent what you sold the previous week, plus what they thought would trend in your store. “Discretionary“ was what I could order on my own (I.E, I ordered up on cell phones as our town got its first tower).It is probably a store-by-store decision by the home office if sales would warrant carrying the black powder section or if they have the space available. At least that was the way it was when I used to manage a big box store. I had hunting guns, ammo, camouflage stuff and black powder guns and the stores in more urban settings did not or had a very small selection. They could not even order it if it was not on their plan.
Does the anvel in the sml pistol primer get stuck in the hole of the nipple?I bought a few from Grafs during the sale to add to the Remingtons that I have. I also have plenty of small pistol primer and the tubing to hold them on the nipple. The testing I did with the small pistol primers was 100% successful. If I ran out of caps I would be perfectly content with the pistol primers. I find them easier to install on the nipple too. And easier to find if you drop one.
Great info n.h., thanks! I did test fit a couple on my rifle and they are indeed more of a snug fit than the garden variety #11's.kelvinator Yes they will work. Mine fit too tight on # 11 nipples. I filed one down for my rifle. Powerfull and can set off any powder. They tend to stick on the nipple and are hard to remove. Corrosive ,you have to clean and protect the gun really well. If they were mine I would use them. They were once very cheap. About $5 for a thousand
There should be a whole taught course on the best ways to do this.Making Homemade caps are almost like work, but so is driving distances to attempt at finding factory. I bought the 22 sharpshooter kit last year and haven't looked back. I use them on my rifle and 58 Remington repo.
Please, you guys start an on line teaching of how to make them.I use my homemade caps on my revolvers. No chainfires for me. Many have been using them for years now. I haven't heard of chainfires from anybody using homemade caps. I did have one many years ago, using my 1851 euroarms. one chamber fired next to the one inline with the barrel. Used Remmington no10s at that time. I'm now using .005 brass for my revolver caps. They don't jam and no fragments. Can even be reused if desired.
You should flee Canada.Up here in Canada if you can find them CCI #11" are $20.00 Canadian per tin of 100. That is $15.20 USD, Black Powder (Real BP, Not the substitute) is $50.00 to $60.00 Can a pound, that is $38.00 to $46.00 USD, and 0.375 lead balls are $16.00 Canadian which translates to $12.15 USD.
Stuff is a little pricey up here.