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JeepKuntry

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Need to know what cap. Gun is a TC New Englander ML. Asking for a friend.
 

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He has this but doesn’t know what kind of cap this is?
 

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Stykbow

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I’ve never had any caps with that flared bottom, but unless the nipple has been replaced it should use #11 caps. Caps are cheap, so if nothing else he could just buy some and try them.


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JeepKuntry

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He had some #11 but they were not wide enough. Then he pulled a few of those out of a container. I have never seen anything like that.
 

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I had some old musket caps years ago that looked very similar to the one shown. It is bigger than a #11. Not saying that is what that is but resembles it.
 

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JeepKuntry":1uuwvvhq said:
He had some #11 but they were not wide enough. Then he pulled a few of those out of a container. I have never seen anything like that.
Then it’s a musket cap for sure.


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Grill-n-man

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It's a musket cap. Probably changed over from #11 years ago. Used to if you wanted more fire to powder you drilled out the #11 nipple to make the fire channel bigger, some even put powder in the nipple, or changed over to a musket cap nipple. Musket caps are still available but not as common as #11 caps. That New Englander is a fine gun. Remember the days when one was brought out all mouths went to drooling and one was considered to have money if you had one of those
 

JeepKuntry

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Thanks guys. Just somebody at the local range yesterday afternoon. He had 0 experience with any ML. Musket caps predated my time. The gun shop told him he needed shotgun primers. I told him to take the primers, bullets, and powder and use it in a CVA Wolf. LOL
 

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Had a 5-8 cook off in my shirt pocket 1 evening about dark, muzzy hunting in Scott county 1 cold *** day and dropped my 2 way radio in my pocket, forgot about the MC, bouncing down the trail on the atv with my buddy setting on the back, bang, thought I had been shot but no pain, my 2 way radio was a drop in charge model and the charging points heated them up enuff to cook them off. Got lucky learn by my mistakes lol
 

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