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Offline Coffinmaker

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Re: Total Capper Frustration
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2019, 05:07:03 pm »

Hi guys.  Not to fear.  The production Polish Cappers are of all brass construction.  The capper shown with the clear plastic side was for advertising to show how it functions.  The cap pusher may be a "filled nylon" or similar.

Offline Isom

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Re: Total Capper Frustration
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2019, 01:55:07 pm »
I think if I shot my cap guns regularly, I'd buy one. What the heck.  :)
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Offline Bunk Stagnerg

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Re: Total Capper Frustration
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2019, 03:11:58 pm »
In my armory there resides a pair of matching revolvers made by Pietta that have consecutive numbers. With a bit of careful filing and polishing the lip of a Tedd Cash snail capper to where the bottom edge positions a cap to the point it is just in line with  the lip of the capper and it will slide #10 Remington caps on the SlixShot nipples slick as a mashed grape on a terrazzo floor.

The next number frame needed more polishing on the capper to the point of just showing about one third of the diameter of the cap over the lip of the capper to get it to work properly.

Moral of the story is it may do just fine on one gun and not another even two that appear completely alike. It takes fitting, time, and patience  to get it to work.

Most likely a brand new  capper will not work on any gun because like a brand new gun it is a kind of kit.

I prefer the snail capper that holds a full tin of caps to a straight-line capper that needs to be refilled every 15 shots or so.
At least that works for me YMMV

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Offline Coffinmaker

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Re: Total Capper Frustration
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2019, 11:59:25 am »

Friends, Romans, Countryman, I have come to shoot the Cap Guns, .... Nah, that's the wrong speech.  Sorry 'bout that.  Anyway:

I tried a Polish Capper.  I thought the thing was just the Beez Kneez until I dumped the whole load of Caps all over a Loading Table.  Some embarrasses waz I.  Struth.  Seems, probable, I either failed to tighten the retaining Knut (not to confuse with the shooting Knut) that holds the side plate tight.  Or perhaps perhaps the way I was holding it allowed my Pinkie Poker to inadvertently (new big wurd) unscrew the screw knut that caused the plate to swivel and dump the contents on the Loading Table, right in front of the amused masses.  I on the other hand, was NOT amused.

That particular Fox Pass is probably correctable, but I elected not to have a similar incident in my future and immediately handed the offending object of my displeasure back to it's rightful owner and continued my day .. and to this day ... with my faithful Theodore Cashe Snail Clapper.

Your results may well differ.

Offline Cody Bill

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Re: Total Capper Frustration
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2019, 02:16:38 pm »
I have used both inline and snail cappers from Ted Cash and have never had issues with using either. I bought a Polish capper over a year ago because I wanted something easier to fill than a inline capper that would work on my Remington. It tool me a little practice to learn how to use with out issue but its a good capper and will work on both colt and Remington. As far as ordering from Poland I had no issues. The person I dealt with seemed very friendly and it did not take long to receive, a week or two can not remember now. I was concerned about using my credit card for overseas purchases so I went through PayPal. I feel the capper is not overpriced for being a machined part from solid brass, that with care will last a life time. As stated previously keep the screw tight or you will dump your caps.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2019, 02:23:13 pm by Cody Bill »

Offline R.M. Conversion

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Re: Total Capper Frustration
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2019, 11:30:00 pm »
I just spend the $50 or so on the Polish Capper.  I also had some success 'thinning' the Ted Cash snail capper down.  By 'thinning' I mean making it narrower - by filing down the sides to make each side plates closer together - reducing the ability of the caps to go sideways.  I also bent the spring hand out a bit - but we'll see if these mods do as well as the Polish one out of the box.

Offline Pappy Myles

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Re: Total Capper Frustration
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2019, 10:07:12 am »
I used to have a ton of issues dropping caps using with my snail capper on my old army and my 1851's.   I found this youtube and it helped a lot in terms of loading.    I did have to stone the port on the capper a little, but this really works -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uouo_3eadQU   
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