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Offline Eric N.

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Nipple wrench
« on: January 05, 2016, 11:32:12 AM »
I need a nipple wrench for my Armys,Navys,and Walker and Dragoon. Who makes the best. Lost mine.I had it for over 40 years. You know I will find it as soon as I get the new ones. The Walker takes a different size,right. Thanks!!
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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 11:40:28 AM »
Hi Eric, I ordered a Walker nipple wrench from The Possible shop:
http://possibleshop.com/
It's still in shipment, but I suspect it will work well. If not, I will advise.

For smaller nipples I use the Ted Cash nipple wrench:
http://www.tdcmfgstore.com/agora.cgi?cart_id=30759084.31013&p_id=E-RATCHET&xm=on&ppinc=search2
You can also just buy the nipple head to use with other hand tools.

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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 03:58:32 PM »
I just bought one new for $10.99 and it fits all my guns...Remmys, Colts and Walker.  )lI

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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 04:16:09 PM »
Why did you quit making them Sam?
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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 04:21:37 PM »
Why did you quit making them Sam?
I didn't stop making them...I have like 40 to 50 deep sockets here that I was going to slot them and sell them. With the weather being too cold, I just haven't been out in my shop.

And with this cold/flu still with me is not helping.  :-[

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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 04:35:20 PM »
Here Sam, take some cold medicine.  :)

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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 05:48:12 PM »
Thanks Pustic!  ;)

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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2019, 05:51:17 PM »
Why did you quit making them Sam?
I didn't stop making them...I have like 40 to 50 deep sockets here that I was going to slot them and sell them. With the weather being too cold, I just haven't been out in my shop.

And with this cold/flu still with me is not helping.  :-[

Did you ever get around to making these nipple wrenches up? I am in need of a very strong wrench. If you do not plan to make them up will you share with me how to make one as I have a gun I pick up with very tight nipples.

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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 04:20:26 AM »
Hi Terry, other than machining a socket, this is the strongest nipple wrench available:

http://www.tdcmfgstore.com/agora.cgi?cart_id=30759084.31013&p_id=E-RATCHET&xm=on&ppinc=search2

Just buy the insert that can be used with a standard bit handle.

If you have frozen nipples, I suggest you try this product first before breaking off a nipple:

https://www.amazon.com/Kano-Kroil-Penetrating-liquid-KROIL/dp/B000F09CF4/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=kroil&qid=1574770672&sr=8-2

Put a little Kroil on each nipple and let it stand for 24hrs before removing the nipples. Kroil can work magic.

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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2019, 07:00:38 PM »
I ruined 3 different nipple wrenches trying to remove the battered nipples from an original '58 Remington. I had soaked them for some time in various penetrating solutions too. I finally made a nipple wrench from a deep-well socket, made it so it fit TIGHT, as in having to tap it onto the nipple. Then I put it into my 1/4" electric impact driver. That did the trick, backed them all out with no problem. I replaced the nipples with modern made replacements from Lodgewood, along with a a bit of anti-seize on the threads. Lodgewood also has a replacement cylinder for the original Remington at a very reasonable price.

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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 01:16:01 PM »
Hi Terry, other than machining a socket, this is the strongest nipple wrench available:

http://www.tdcmfgstore.com/agora.cgi?cart_id=30759084.31013&p_id=E-RATCHET&xm=on&ppinc=search2

Just buy the insert that can be used with a standard bit handle.

If you have frozen nipples, I suggest you try this product first before breaking off a nipple:

https://www.amazon.com/Kano-Kroil-Penetrating-liquid-KROIL/dp/B000F09CF4/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=kroil&qid=1574770672&sr=8-2

Put a little Kroil on each nipple and let it stand for 24hrs before removing the nipples. Kroil can work magic.

Regards,
Richard

Richard,

Thank you for getting back to me. I am a long time fan of Kroil!! Soaked them for 4 days and still will not break free. Presently have the cylinder in a jar filled with kerosene. Will see about ordering the tool. It would be good to have anyway as I have numerous reproduction ones and they are all flimsy.

Terry
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Re: Nipple wrench
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 04:55:07 PM »
Sometimes heating up the cylinder around the nipple with a propane torch will do the trick. I usually alternate between penetrating oil and heat.