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Offline bearcat6

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Tap for nipples
« on: March 14, 2014, 06:13:39 AM »
Does anybody know whereI can buy a tap for original threads on Colt nipples?

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Re: Tap for nipples
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 06:25:39 AM »
Does anybody know whereI can buy a tap for original threads on Colt nipples?

Hi bearcat, if you know the thread size, check on eBay. If you don't mind paying premium dollars, McMaster Carr will have what you need, see:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-taps/=r38rwf

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Re: Tap for nipples
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 06:53:40 AM »
Thanks Richard.

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Re: Tap for nipples
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 11:51:18 AM »
Thanks Richard.

Hi bearcat, you are very welcome. I'm curious, what is the thread size for original colt nipples?

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Re: Tap for nipples
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 12:05:52 PM »
Also check with The Log Cabin Shop.  They do a lot of repair work and restoration.  If they do not have one for sale, they will know where to get one.

http://www.logcabinshop.com/

Probably best to email or call that question.  Not sure if they list them
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Re: Tap for nipples
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 09:13:04 AM »
The thread size for those nipples is .225-32; I would suggest a bottoming tap or you could grind the end of the tapered end tap.