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Offline sourdough

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #210 on: July 11, 2020, 12:41:30 PM »
I have read on other forums where a few other folks have posited that same idea about light mainsprings. Good video!

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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #211 on: July 11, 2020, 03:53:20 PM »
Very clearly, people have a lot of trouble with caps.  I used to use CCI No. 10ís but their sizing is inconsistent.  Remington 10ís are the same every time and fit just fine on the stock Pietta cones that I use on eight different revolvers.  Stock main springs, too. I use each of those guns quite a lot and none have cap rakes.

Iíve polished the hammer faces on all of them and on the Coltís have also polished that cap channel on the recoil shield that leads off to the right.  After seating the caps I go around again and gently press each one with a wooden dowel.  I do that out of habit and when I forget that step - the caps still stay on after firing.  I have to use my thumbnail to remove spent caps.

I have no idea why I donít suffer the troubles described throughout the C&B shooting world.  Dumb luck is as likely an explanation as any I can identify.

I know, lucky me an stuff - but honestly, WTF is going on?  Happily perplexed.
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Re: Cap Sucking Colts
« Reply #212 on: July 11, 2020, 06:13:45 PM »
G Dog, you're not alone. I almost never have cap problems. Once in a blue moon, one will gum up the works. But not very often.
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