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Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« on: March 29, 2021, 06:27:35 PM »
If this has been covered before, please redirect me.

I've acquired a new to me old Uberti small-frame Navy.
Curious to know which capper is recommended to get into those smaller nipple pockets.

I have a Cash capper that comes to more of a point that holds the cap in two leaf springs which I plan to use. I thought about getting a snail capper, but the info on the shopping sites say not suitable for Remington cylinders.

I'm going to guess that whatever choice, at best I will be able to get the cap started and need to fully seat with a dowel or similar.

What has been your experience/preference?

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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 06:31:38 PM »
Of Remingtons, all mine are Pietta and 44.    I had used a snail capper but great apr fingers and limited patience led to a whole tin of caps in the grass.   I switched to Cash straight cappers.   I have 11 or 13 of them.  Load them before a shoot and good to go.  Have not had trouble on Colts or Remingtons

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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2021, 12:02:17 AM »
Look closely at my cappers. For the Remingtons (I have 7) you will want the in-line style. Among the in-line cappers only the double steel spring tips and the single steel spring tips will work. The all brass (slotted tips and the snail style) are too thick to fit into the nipple cutouts. Forget the snail cappers. Note that I have ground back the tips of the steel springs to where there is very little protruding of the lips of the springs. Those cappers with the single spring tips and the brass supporting under the caps are the most reliable to apply onto the nipple and actually seat caps hard enough to not need further pushing onto the nipple (those are the two next to the snail capper).
All of those pictured work fine in the Colt style revolvers.
Some people take a Dremel to their Remingtons after removing the nipples and grind out the nipple recesses like the Ruger Old Army so any capper will fit.
Keep in mind the percussion revolvers were never designed for rapid reloading since they were providing SIX TIMES THE FIREPOWER of the single shot pistols they were replacing in the 1850s and 60s.
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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2021, 08:47:52 AM »
One take away from this thread - I've ordered another Ted Cash inline capper to go along with the one I already have.

Seems like everyone keeps a dozen or so on hand . . . I should probably have at least a pair just to be considered respectable.

I did take my Dremel to the old Remington Navy I already owned to open up the nipple pockets, but the recently acquired Lyman Uberti Navy I want to keep as pristine as possible, for collector's value. Most of my revolvers I strip the grips and then use an oil finish on them, but I'm keeping the original finish on these grips for the same reason.

Thanks to all who've shared their info.

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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2021, 01:36:41 PM »
RCJ, I would order several.   nothing quite takes the joy out of the day like loading a capper.  I have 8.5 functional fingers, and they are stiff.  One day was particularly rough and my wife could hear my basement commentary on the situation from the 2nd floor.  She came down and completed the task with her lovely long and graceful fingers.  I work my way through it, knowing the joy of making those caps go off.

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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2021, 10:19:09 AM »

 :) BATTER UP!!  ;)

Ah yes.  Here we are.  Cap Gun Nirvana.  Almost.  Which capper for the Remington.  Well, heck.  NONE.  You see, I don't like, Don't shoot and didn't keep the only Remington I ever had.  Absolutely abysmal lump it was.  It HURT to shoot.  dumped it off as soon as I was able.  Did not head a tear.  No sir, not one.

What has this to do with the OPs question you might ask.  Well, go ahead . . .  ASK.  Absolutely Nothing says I.  It's trash day at my hacienda, it's chilly, it's raining, the Dogs are sound asleep as is my sweetheart and I are bored to tears.  So, here I are cluttering up this thread.  You may well elect to ignore my contribution.  I know I would, but if you have gotten this far, it's too late.  Nanny Nanny Poo Poo!!

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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2021, 11:13:52 AM »
Coffinmaker, I had one of those purpose built Remington Conversions in .45 that absolutely banged up my all-important middle finger horribly. Sold it to a nice man who now often wins in his chosen category at every shoot.

Oddly enough, the .36 Navy Remingtons I have do not batter that all-important middle finger.

I do appreciate your contribution, and sincerely hope that you, the dogs, and your significant other find release from the ennui that has descended upon your ranchera.

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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2023, 10:22:18 PM »
I use a Polish capper designed for the 1875. One guy on Youtube say they don't work well. But mine is working great. (It took over a month for the package to reach me from Poland)(the CapandBall guy's store).

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Re: Which capper do you use on your Remingtons?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2023, 11:38:01 PM »
I use a Polish capper designed for the 1875...

Okay, I'm no expert on Remingtons, but was 1875 a typo?

 

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