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    Musket Cap Die?

    Hey, does anyone know where I can find a musket cap die?

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    Try aardvarkreloading.com They may be able to help ??

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    You may want to ask this in the Muzzleloading section.
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    You might be able to make one if you have access to a lathe and mill (or know someone). I had a percussion cap maker and several gas check makers made by a friend at work. It make be difficult to have the "wings" on the musket cap, but it might be possible to omit these and just have a "huge percussion cap". Just a thought.

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    Powder Valley had Musket caps not to long ago.
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    No need for the wings, CCI makes them with wings and without.
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    So why are there wings on some primers and some have more wings than others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLaROCHE View Post
    So why are there wings on some primers and some have more wings than others?
    The majority of the wingless musket caps I’ve seen were made when they started selling inline muzzle loaders, but after they developed a way to use #209 shotgun primers, which supposedly give a better spark, that market died quickly.

    Of course #10 and #11 pistol caps are much smaller and AFAIK, they are all wingless. I’ve seen (in fact I shoot) a carbine that uses #11 size caps.

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