What are #10 percussion caps for?

CCI® #10 Percussion Caps are made of a non-corrosive, non-mercuric compound mixture and are assembled in individual, ribbed copper caps for use in black powder revolvers with smaller nipples. These ribbed caps are designed to fit standard #10 nipple sizes and provide clean burning and extremely reliable ignition.

What are #11 percussion caps used for?

RWS™ #11 Percussion Caps are designed to be used with any firearm or muzzleloader that uses a #11 percussion cap ignition. The RWS no. 1075 #11 percussion caps are very hot and give you consistent shot groupings.

What kind of percussion caps do I need?

Ideally, a proper fitting cap will contact the top of the cap, and fit snugly in place, so the diameter of the nipple should be the exact size of the ID of the cap, or a few thousandths of an inch smaller, so the cap can be pushed firmly into place. The main consideration is the internal height of the nipple.

How do percussion caps work?

Pulling the trigger releases the hammer, which strikes the percussion cap against the nipple (which serves as an anvil), crushes it and detonates the mercury fulminate inside, which releases sparks that travel through the hollow nipple into the barrel and ignite the main powder charge.

Is Remington still making percussion caps?

Product Overview Remington percussion caps deliver like no others. They’re available in 100-count tins, and economical 5,000-count cases.

Do you need a license to buy percussion caps?

No certificate is needed to purchase the percussion caps. It is also not illegal to load a muzzle-loading firearm with a solid ball.

Are percussion caps the same as primers?

The percussion cap or percussion primer, introduced in the early 1820s, is a type of single-use percussion ignition device for muzzle loader firearm locks enabling them to fire reliably in any weather condition.

Can percussion caps explode?

Abstract. THE extraordinary explosive power of fulminate of mercury is known to all chemists, but it is not generally known that the explosion of a percussion cap on a gun will cause a current of air sufficient to extinguish a candle at a distance of ten or fifteen feet.