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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #195 on: January 08, 2020, 06:08:55 AM »
Hi, a video on minimizes cap sucking of Uberti 1849:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE4Ihdxq9wc&t=192s

Interesting that he doubles the force of the hammer spring. I reduce the spring force and solder fill the hammer safety notch to minimize cap sucking with the 1849.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #196 on: January 08, 2020, 01:30:03 PM »
Hubbs is a good instructor and presenter.  I noticed in the comment section to that vid that Blackie Thomas said the two-spring fix was his idea.

I have never owned a Colt Pocket but the word seems to be that they are the worst offenders for cap jams.  Is that true?  Shot a ’49 on occasion and never had a problem, at least no worse than any other Colt repro.  Rem pockets are much better for avoiding cap fall-off and jams.  A family member has one so I get to use it sometimes.

I have a set of Brownell’s just like that.  Man, I love those bits and driver.

I’ve not filled the Colt safety notch but instead smoothed the edges well and that worked good for the Pietta Colts (.44 & .36).  No. 10’s in CCI or Remington on a Pietta cone stay put pretty well for me.
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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #197 on: January 16, 2020, 07:33:44 AM »
Hi, a pretty good discussion on cap jams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASbDnicII9o

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #198 on: Today at 12:39:51 AM »
Hi, a pretty good discussion on cap jams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASbDnicII9o

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Richard

The Duke gets it pretty much right in this video. He mentioned that original caps were made of a thicker metal and I'd also imagine they were made out of more malleable copper versus the brass that new caps are manufactured from. This would probably result in less splits and fragments.

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #199 on: Today at 06:14:32 AM »
Hi, a pretty good discussion on cap jams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASbDnicII9o

Regards,
Richard

The Duke gets it pretty much right in this video. He mentioned that original caps were made of a thicker metal and I'd also imagine they were made out of more malleable copper versus the brass that new caps are manufactured from. This would probably result in less splits and fragments.

They were thicker and made of copper. I had some back in the late 70's or early 80's but somewhere along the way they got gone.
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