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Offline Jimbo

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AMPCO Nipples
« on: March 11, 2009, 09:57:18 AM »
 Supposedly, these are better than stainless steel for blackpowder. I'm going to give them a try. Anyone else ever use these??

http://www.logcabinonline.com/contents/en-us/p92.html

http://www.possibleshop.com/nipples-cb.htm


Offline RipTombstone

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Re: AMPCO Nipples
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 07:15:35 PM »
I have some, but prefer the TRESO brand nipples better. The Treso' use the Remington #10 cap, and there is no pinching of caps, or grief involved at all.

I think Track of the Wolf has them, among others.

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Re: AMPCO Nipples
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009, 07:22:33 AM »
 Thanks for the input. Am a blackpowder NOOB & am open to suggestions and alternate methods! Will check 'em out!

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Re: AMPCO Nipples
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 02:05:15 PM »
First, hello everyone, this is my first post.

AMPCO, as I understand it is a bronze alloy.  Treso is a manufacturer of AMPCO nipples.

I'm not positive, but I believe this is the manufacturer of the metal.

http://www.ampcometal.com/en/index_us.php?page=home

Anyway, I shoot a Ruger Old Army every now and then.  That's the extent of my BP experience.  From reading posts about that revolver, a lot of people seem to love the Treso AMPCO replacement nipples.  Apparently, they are less likely to cause that ever-painfull "frozen nipple."  They have two flat sides for easier removal than the stock nipples. 

I've not yet used them, because when I bought the Old Army I also bought an extra dozen of their nipples and a couple of wrenches.  After three years, I've only used one extra nipple because one that I removed became partially stripped.  (You know, that probably could be taken out of context.   ;D)

Anyway, I dug a bit and here's a good thread (on another site) about this type of issue.  I also highly recommend the site generally for firearm/bp info.

A little help on nipple selection
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=450789



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