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Offline oldfart

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capping a Paterson
« on: March 24, 2017, 06:44:27 AM »
I don't like having to cap the paterson cylinder off the frame,

so sitting here this morning, i was looking at my snail caper and with the revolver empty of powder,
tried the capper with it ASSEMBLED
IT CAN BE DONE
just pull the hammer to half cock and cap in the hammer groove--cap spin-cap spin cap spin cap spin--one empty

Offline ssb73q

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Re: capping a Paterson
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 06:58:12 AM »
Hi old, later Paterson's had the rear of the cylinder rounded so that capping the cylinder while on the gun could be easily done. When capping a nipple it is advisable after the cap is placed on the nipple, a small dowel is used to firmly seat the cap. It's near impossible to do that properly with a square rear Paterson cylinder on the revolver.

IMO seat the caps on a square back Paterson with the cylinder removed from the revolver.

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Richard
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Re: capping a Paterson
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 02:41:56 PM »
That works for the Wells Fargo where capping cut out is a bit small as well.