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    Good mail-order source for 4 wing “musket” percussion caps? I am hoping that a N-SSA

    I am hoping that a N-SSA or rifled musket/carbine shooter on here can direct me to a good mail order source where I can purchase 4 wing musket percussion caps.

    Long story short – we live in Michigan but winter in Arizona. I recently had to have emergency surgery on my left foot and ankle and the surgeon basically “rebuild it” due to Sharko ankle and foot due to 53 years of diabetes and neuropathy – recovery is projected to be 15- to 20 weeks before I will be able to walk on the foot again. Due to this and the virus issues back in MI, we have decided to stay in AZ and will not be back to MI until a year from now. Prior to the foot issues, I purchased a Smith carbine and I am trying to get everything I need to shoot it while I am laid up. Unfortunately, my stash of winged musket caps, left over from my N-SSA days, are back in Michigan.

    I have looked at Midway and others – some show 10, 11 and 12 percussion caps but no winged musket caps. Graf and Son does show two brands – CCI 4 wing “for reenactors” (which I assume is a “marketing hype”) and “Schuetn” brand 4 wing musket caps. I am looking to buy 5,000 to have on hand.

    Graf’s prices –

    CCI 4 wing musket caps for reenactors - $315.99 / 5,000 plus haz mat shipping

    Schuetzen 4 wing musket caps - $289.99 / 5,000 plus haz mat shipping

    I know nothing about “Shuetzem” brand caps – looks like they are packaged like primers instead of in tins. Anyone familiar with them?

    Over the past 50 + years, I have used Alcan (in the 1960’s – not the best), Navy Arms and several German brands but can’t remember the brands. Due to my circumstances, ordering by mail is the best way for me. I used to buy in quantity when I was at the Nationals twice a year at Winchester but that was years ago.

    Can someone recommend a good brand that will work well on the Smith carbine and where I can order them from? Also, if anyone has used the “Schuetzen” brand 4 wing musket caps – your opinion of them and are they decent and reliable?

    Many thanks. Jim

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    Pqwder inc might have some. Maine powder house.

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    Try Back Creek gun shop in Winchester Va. He had different brands of tophat musket
    caps. I only bought when I was in Va. Give him a call, maybe he can help you.
    Don't know if he ships, but it can't hurt to ask.
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    I deal with these folks for muzzleloading supplies.
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    Last I bought was 5000 of the CCI from graff , that was in 2009 when they were about half of that . I still have Alcan Waterproof as well as a couple of rolls of the Eley caps marked "Made For Her Majesty's Service In India" procured years ago from Bannermans and Kirk-White . Not familiar at all with the reenactor designation as regards to caps , did know they make reenactor grade powder but still don't know the difference. RWS caps are really good when you can find them, Turner used to carry them at Dixie but I have not seen them in a few years , very hot caps . Dixie was the cheapest at one time but since Turner died seems like they have tried their best to be the most expensive .
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    Thanks all - appreciate any info you have to offer.

    Eddie Southgate - I well remember when Turner Kirkland was around - met him once at Friendship - quite a fellow! I didn't check Dixie but agree with your remarks wholeheartedly. IIRC, when I first got started and about the only thing I could get at the time were the Alcans, I had about 5 to 10$ of a tin that would not go off - may have been the individual batch they came from and even changing nipples didn't help. I still have a couple of the empty tins. I always had good luck with the others though - Navy Arms, German brands, etc. but they seemed a higher quality of cap.

    As far as the CCI musket caps - I can't imagine why a company would make different "grades" of caps so dam thinking the "reenact" caps are not much more than marketing hype - if they will set off a "blank charge" they should also set off a charge with a projectile as well. I remember reading a short article on the "reenactor blackpowder" and I believe it was basically what I would call "floor sweepings" for want of a better word - i.e. granualtion size could vary and even be a combination of say 1F, 2F, 3F - all of which would work fine for reenactors for blank charges - would go bang and make smoke. If I am wrong on that, I stand corrected.

    I will continue to search and see if I can find sources for other brands besides the CCI and Schuetzen brands. A lot of "so called black powder/muzzleloading suppliers" do not offer percussion caps - and probably due to the hassles of shipping haz mat, etc. I thought certainly Track of the Wolf would offer a good selection of numbered and musket size caps but they do not - they were the first place I checked as a start. The still sell Goes and Swiss but only in minimum size amounts of 25 pounds - which you can combine a mixture of granulations to make up the minimum quantity.

    Prices? Yea . . . a little jarring, especially to an old guy who hasn't purchased musket caps in a number of years, but then, what hasn't gone up in price. I figure that the prices will always go up but not down so I might as well bite the bullet and order 5,000 which will last me a long time. I haven't shot rifled musket in a few years and once I get back to MI in a year, I'm going to bring one (probably my 1855 Model with the ladder sight) out here to shoot in AZ as where we shoot out in the desert, I can play with it out to about 230 yards.

    I will continue to search to see if I can find some reviews on the Schuetzen brand musket caps that Graf carries and if I fine anything on them, will post it here.

    Thanks again everybody and hopefully others will post with sources for different brands of musket caps - I'll check over on the N-SSA site as well and see what I can find for sources there.

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    Billy ,

    Must have been a bad batch . Mine are probably 50 years old and if one has failed to fire I can't remember it . I use them and the Eley caps for hunting because they never fail . I wouldn't mind having some of the no wing musket caps that CCI was making . I got some 1/4-28 nipples for musket caps but the hammer nose on most non musket locks do not like the wings . Good luck , keep looking and you will find what you want .
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    Or any supplier of RWS musket caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedbugbilly View Post
    I always had good luck with the others though - Navy Arms, German brands, etc. but they seemed a higher quality of cap...........

    As far as the CCI musket caps - I can't imagine why a company would make different "grades" of caps so dam thinking the "reenact" caps are not much more than marketing hype - if they will set off a "blank charge" they should also set off a charge with a projectile as well. I remember reading a short article on the "reenactor blackpowder" and I believe it was basically what I would call "floor sweepings" for want of a better word - i.e. granualtion size could vary and even be a combination of say 1F, 2F, 3F - all of which would work fine for reenactors for blank charges - would go bang and make smoke. If I am wrong on that, I stand corrected.........

    I will continue to search to see if I can find some reviews on the Schuetzen brand musket caps that Graf carries and if I fine anything on them, will post it here.

    Thanks again everybody and hopefully others will post with sources for different brands of musket caps - I'll check over on the N-SSA site as well and see what I can find for sources there.
    I'm an N-SSA member as is Carbine.

    German caps- RWS- are great and very consistent. Schutzen aren't bad either. The difference is the material used in making the cap. My observation- RWS are more "reliable" since they are made from a bit softer material so a mismatch to the nipple won't result in a potential misfire. Schutzen can sometimes do that. The gun will fire on the second strike. Accuracy is pretty much the same with both. First preference is RWS, Schutzen ok if no RWS available.

    CCI Reenactor caps are garbage for accuracy. Don't care what gets said here on the net, if you do head to head accuracy testing, you'll see it as with "reenactor" grade powder. They're fine for blanks, but not much else. "They should also set off a charge with a projectile as well" Yes, they will, but accuracy will suffer. If all you want to do is send lead downrange with no regard for hitting what you're shooting at, then choose how accurate you want to be. In a match environment, CCI is awful. In a mock battle reenactment, they're fine. The old CCI 6 wings were great but they don't make them anymore. That's not hype, it's just fact. Unless or Until CCI gets the lawyers out the way and start making the old 6 wings again, I won't even think of using CCI. If a CCI rep reads this, then good. Maybe we'll have a quality domestically produced cap again.

    It's been pointed out before and I'll reiterate. For caps and black powder, I use one source-

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedbugbilly View Post

    Can someone recommend a good brand that will work well on the Smith carbine and where I can order them from? Also, if anyone has used the “Schuetzen” brand 4 wing musket caps – your opinion of them and are they decent and reliable?

    Many thanks. Jim
    You haven't specified what problems you're having with a Smith. I shoot one as a backup to my Sharps. I use RWS first and Schutzen second if no RWS in stock.

    The Smith can have some weird issues and most are related to the fire channel and how the ammo is assembled.
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    I shoot a percussion Sharps replica, Gallagher replica, an original Maynard and a Parker-Hale Volunteer. The Sharps is especially critical, as the cap flash has to go through two right angles and penetrate the back of a paper cartridge to fire.

    I scrounge RWS, Navy Arms (which seem to be RWS relabeled) and CCI 300s. Replica Arms “English Musket Caps” don’t seem to have the necessary flame intensity and there was a long discussion on the general uselessness of anybody’s “Re-Enactor” caps for anything but blank charges for skirmishes on the N-SSA web site.

    Seems the Re-Enactors were complaining that any musket caps capable of setting off real ammunition were also capable of breaking off metal bits and throwing sparks which would sometimes impinge on the anatomy of the shooter. Apparently, this Re-Enactor market must be enormous, since CCI dropped production of the annoyingly adequate 300s and went to the exclusive manufacture these wimp “Re-Enactor” caps.

    There’s been a lot of dismal discussion on what the current generation would do if faced with the challenges of the Greatest Generation. Heaven help them if they had to refight the Civil War; I imagine the New York Draft Riots would then be about the musket caps being too powerful.

    If you want to lay in a big stock, I would recommend RWS.

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    O.K. . . . . I went back and did a bunch of digging and reading, price comparisons, etc.

    I fully agree with all that has been said and quickly chalked off the CCI "re-enactor caps". Bent Ramrod - your comments are well taken and IMHO, pretty realistic as to what present day things are like.

    As I pointed out in my original post - I do have a number of caps back at our place in MI but due to circumstances, we won't be back there until a year from now. I know I have 1K of RWS caps back there but that doesn't do me much good here in AZ.

    I will start off by saying that I was quite surprised when I got deeper into the search, how much the cap prices varied from dealer to dealer for the exact same thing - some variation is to be expected but in a few cases - their profit margins were excessive when compared to what some were offering.

    I have no issues with the RWS caps - have always liked them and they are reliable. But, sometimes there are "new boys on the block" which will work just as fine but at a better price.

    I knew nothing about the Schuetzen brand caps so tried to dig up some reviews - not a whole lot of luck. I did find a 2015 thread on the N-SSA site and gathered some info from it. At that time, the Schuetzen caps were evidently becoming available. Most posts from those that had used them were very positive - they seemed to work well, were hot and worked fine on the Sharps, Smith, rifled musket, etc. One post mentioned that they were supposed to ben made in Spain - yes or no, I'm not sure as I found no other references to that. One post pointed out the difference between the Schuetzen brand and RWS. The Shuetaen brand evidently is made from sheet iron/steel material and coated. One post said he had discovered that they could be picked up with a magnet which would verify the material - he was mentioning how easy it would be to retrieve them if spilled on the ground, in the shooting box, on the floor, etc. with a magnet - another mentioned that spent caps of that material would eventually rust away on the ground over the copper ones which we all know are still being retrieved by treasure hunters at Civil War sites. One mentioned that the outside diameter of the wings was a tad smaller than the usual copper caps but that it was to a negative and actually fit better on one of his carbines. The information on the plated material that the Schuetzen caps are made of being "harder" seems to be backed up by a number of comments in regards to that - but they also mention that they seem to work just fine and were very close to the performance of RWS caps.

    Based on what I found, I placed an order for 5,000 of the Schuetzen 4 wing musket caps from Graf - their price seemed to be the best even with the Haz Mat shipping. I'm sure that they will work fine with my Smith and my various rifled muskets.

    dave951 -

    I am not having any issues with my Smith as I have not had the opportunity to shoot it before I had to have surgery. I am however, fully away of some fo the issues of the Smith and their fire channel. I bough the Smith from a member here - a Pietta - and he took very good care of it and it is like new. I have a good supply of tubes for it and I also just ordered some fo the pliable tubes with the brass winged ignition hole for "YORE" in Houghton, Michigan to try. One of the special run Lee 6 cavity Smith molds that Track of the Wolf sells came with the carbine as well as a heavier Lee mold that will work - however - I have one of the Eras Gone molds that casts the original style Smith slug that I plan on using. I haven't measured the bore yet but the previous owner was sizing .515 with good results so I will probably start there since I have a push through sizer in that size.

    A little of my history for you . . . . I have been shooting BP for over 55 years now. I had a number of different N-SSA shooters in the area where I lived who "took me under their wing" and go the started out in N-SSA. In those days, about the only repro rifled musket was the Remington Zouave so many of us shot original rifled musket. Over the years, I have owned and shot many. The first Smith that I ever sot was an original that belonged to a friend of mine who was also shooting N-SSA - that was a real thrill for me at the time. We had a mutual friend, Mike Yack. Mike was a great guy - his business was in Dundee, MI and eventually Mike purchased property near Somerset, MI and established the "Heritage Range" where many of our regional shoots were held. The original Smith carbine that my friend owned and I shot was one of them used by Mike when he set up to manufacture reproduction Smiths. I don't remember how many he ended up making but for many years, a "Yack Smith" was a highly prized item for any N-SSA shooter to own. Years later, after Mike's death, all of the machinery that he had designed and built to reproduce the Smith Carbines was sold by his family to Pietta. So some 55 plus years later, the Pietta carbine that I bought sort of has special meaning to me.

    I drifted away from the N-SSA for a time after I graduated from college, got married and "life got in the way". I later went back to it in the 80s and shot with a group of great guys. We also competed with two full size 10 pound Parrot Rifles - took 1at and 2nd a number of times at the Nationals. Twice a year we made the trip to Winchester and always had a great time - a lot of good memories. When my Dad developed cancer, I dropped out and after his death, just never went back to shooting N-SSA as some of the fellows on the team died, moved on, etc. I have always continued to enjoy the rifled musket shooting but got interested in round ball as well - made trips to Friendship twice a year and built percussion and flintlock rifles from scratch as well. I still play with a French fusil-de-chasse flintlock trade gun once in a while.

    I'm looking forward to shooting the Smith quite a bit - I got acquainted with a couple of young guys here where we are in AZ and we have shot a few times out in the desert. Things got put on hold due to the surgery I needed but once I have recovered from that and am on my feet again, we will probably be getting together often to go shooting. The Smith will be new to them as they are of the younger AR flavor but they also like historical firearms. When we finally do get back to MI, I will bring my 1855 rifled musket back to AZ with me and play with it at longer range targets. So . . . the Schuetzen musket caps will be put to good use!

    Another carbine that is on my bucket list is one of the repro Spencer carbines. I enjoy loading and shooting the 45 Colt and Schofield for revolver so will get the Spencer in that cartridge for my purposes.

    Thanks to all for the info - greatly appreciated!

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    Just got some Schuetzen musket caps from Graf. I have been using CCI 6 wing for shooting rifle muskets and still have quite a bunch in reserve. I'll start using the Schuetzen caps tomorrow and compare. Probably shoot 10 shots or so through a PH P53 tomorrow and then an original M1861 Mason next Monday or Tuesday. Will post a report once I have a few shots to compare. Once CCI went to re-enactor 4 wing caps, I shot a bunch of them. And honestly, I didn't had any problem with the lower power re-enactor. But most of my shooting is controlled target shooting for accuracy with swabbing between shots- so it may not be a good test of a lower power cap. I will also shoot some strings w/o swabbing with the Schuetzens to see how they compare to a known higher power cap like the CCI 6 wing or RWS.

    And good luck finding RWS at a reasonable price. If you can find them at your LGS, at anything less than foolish price, grab them. Currently the two places I see for online purchase want about 135 and 145 per 1000 shipped respectively.
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    fouronesix - I ordered 5,000 of the Schuetzen musket caps from Grafs shortly after I posted this and was surprised how soon I got them as so many things are taking longer to get during all of this mess.

    As one fellow posted on the N-SSA site, the diameter of the outside of the wings is smaller than one is accustomed to with the various brands that many of us have been accustomed to over the years, but it really is not an issue as far as I am concerned. I have been laid up recovering from some major surgery so I haven't had the opportunity to stay them out yet. On my Smith, I'm going to crack it open and fire a cap off and have my wife video it with her cell phone so I can see what the cap flame flow is through the flame channel in the breech - but I fully expect the caps to be fine as I have seen some other good reviews of them since I first posted this thread.

    I would say that the caps are probably "harder"" than copper caps as they are some sort of plated steel/iron since they are magnetic - that shouldn't be an issue with good nipple and hammer cup contact. It's a bit odd to see musket caps come in trays of 100 like primers but that's not really and issue as the boxes will be just as easy to store in a waterproof ammo can the same way as caps in a tin - and I'll just empty some trays into an old cap tin and good to go.

    I agree with you on the prices - I did some extensive searching for caps and the prices varied quit a bit between those that actually had them - but all were higher priced than I expected. It is what it is though as like anything when there is a shortage, prices rise. I need to get some #10 and #11s as well but they also provide "sticker shock" and so many list them as out of stock.

    When I'm able to get back to shooting this fall - after my recovery fin the surgery and when the fire danger lowers here in AZ, I hope to be putting the Schuetzen caps to good use for the Smith and I am also looking for a decent rifled musket - a "shooter" as mine are back in Michigan and we won't be back there for a year so that I can bring one back.

    I just bought a .50 caliber Lyman Trade Rifle and am going to be setting it up for target shooting and playing with some hollow base mini balls at longer distances. I just got some new musket cap nipples for it and it appears that they will/should work fine so if they do, I'll be using the Schuetzen caps on that as well.

    As I stated before . . . when you look at the construction of a primer with an anvil and the construction of a musket cap . . . I have a hard time swallowing as to why the price of a musket cap is twice that of a primer. But . . supply and demand like anything else.

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    Same here, Graf (and some other online sources) have been very slow the last couple of months with covid excuse shipping, but last order handling and shipping was fairly prompt. I did use the Schuetzen musket caps yesterday for regular Minie over BP shooting out of a Brit made Parker Hale P53 with standard size and contour nipple and did notice what everyone was talking about with the very slightly undersize ID of the Schuetzen cap. I was able to bottom them out with some thumb pressure. If it is an issue with any of the other nipples on various rifles then easy enough to chuck a nipple in a drill or drill press and take a little off.

    I would say they seem comparable in "power" to both the CCI 6 wing and the RWS. Didn't have any issues. But I don't own or shoot any early cartridge guns that use the nipple-cap system and sometimes those need max power for reliable ignition. I'll do some more testing next week with the rifle muskets and firing with multi-shot, fouled bores to get a more complete idea.
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    Second subjective test of Schuetzen musket cap shot this morning- no cleaning/swabbing between shots. M1861 Mason contract. Schuetzen musket cap, 55 gr FF Wano, .580 RCBS N-S minie lubed with SPG in grooves and Crisco in base, soft alloy. 1st shot lowest and all after group slightly to right and slightly higher. A "pattern" this rifle musket shoots each time when not cleaning between shots- 1st shot low then all others up and right a little. I had no ignition issues with the Schuetzen musket caps. First test was swabbing between shots with an M1861 Trenton and most recently with a PH P53, this string with the M1861 Mason was shot without swabbing.

    Total center to center group size, including the 1st shot out of a clean bore, 1.7" 50 yds. May look like severe vertical stringing but it really isn't. Remove the 1st shot (clean bore) and the upper 5 shot group shot with fouled bore is oblong and might be considered a vertical string but not by much at .9" wide by 1.25" tall. Plus the sun was in and out so the front blade was really tough for consistent hold.
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    Bedbug why harp on this You were given a supply source for RWS.

    Slow shipping? Welcome to the new age called Covid.

    Don't care of your history, there were given a source on line as asked Gheesh!

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    Kind of an aside to the sources for musket caps. I did a very, VERY informal ballistic pendulum test for relative "strength" of 4 different musket caps this evening. I used a regular original M1861 rifle musket in good condition for the test. I built a simple pendulum hung by a small hinge and secured a small rectangular piece of thin plywood on the end of the hinge. I suspended the plywood pendulum vertically and placed it so the surface of the wood was plumb to and touching the muzzle of the musket while the pendulum hung vertically. I placed an indexing ring on the wood so the muzzle would be placed in the identical position for each shot. Beside the pendulum I placed another wooden plate with marks spaced about 1/4" apart that followed the radius of swing of the pendulum. I placed the musket in a gun vise with barrel horizontal. The pendulum was rigged and hung perpendicular to the barrel. I fired 5 of each type musket cap and noted the relative distance the pendulum swung. Not a quantitative test at all and not intended to be. But it certainly demonstrated the relative strength of each cap to the others as far as the amount of force (gas) the cap produced at the muzzle. I also noted the relative amount of noise produced by each.

    I tested: CCI 4 Wing Re-enactor. CCI 6 Wing Extra-Strength. RWS 1081. Schuetzen

    The results were somewhat surprising.

    Subjective rank of noise/loudness. The first 3 were very similar. The CCI 4 Wing, as expected, produced the least noise.
    1- RWS
    2- Schuetzen
    3- CCI 6 Wing
    4- CCI 4 Wing

    Objective, Qualitative rank by relative distances the pendulum moved from the muzzle- (force of gas expelled from muzzle). These results were a surprise!
    1- Schuetzen, RWS and CCI 4 Wing Re-enactor all basically tied
    2- CCI 6 Wing Extra Strength did not move the pendulum as far as the others by a small but noticeable margin.

    Not able to explain the CCI 6 Wing pendulum performance relative to the other caps ??
    It is as loud as the RWS and Schuetzen and certainly louder than the CCI 4 Wing. Just didn't produce as much gas impulse as the other caps.
    A quantitative test of all aspects of the primer impulse would require more sophisticated test equipment and much more knowledge about the subject than I have.
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    I saw a test of different 209 primers with inlines where a ramrod was placed in the barrel and the distance of how far each exited the barrel was measured as a comparison.
    On another note, musket cap strength is supposed to be relatively standardized as far as how many cc's of gas are produced, and the temperature of the heat.
    There's bound to be some gas escaping from under the hammer due to the shape of the cap and how well it fits the nipple.
    While priming compounds are very similar, there must still be some formula differences based on corporate secrets.
    And each lot of caps can be different too.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check