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Maynard "roll of caps" ignition
Aug 15th, 2019 at 8:50pm
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Has anyone out there made a successful roll of caps to use in a Model 1 Maynard?  Love to know what worked and how to make a couple of rolls of caps with which to play.
  
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Re: Maynard "roll of caps" ignition
Reply #1 - Aug 15th, 2019 at 9:21pm
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Can't you find a roll of good 'ol Kilgore caps?
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Reply #2 - Aug 16th, 2019 at 8:54am
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I have an original roll of caps for the m1855 musket. The fulminate of mercury blisters are way "taller" and fuller than Kilgore kids caps. The blister is larger so the feed arm has something to push against, and more compound to insure firing.
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 16th, 2019 at 9:52am
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Amoskeag's upcoming auction -catalog now online - has a full, minty tin of 10 rolls, if you want to try the originals.

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Reply #4 - Aug 19th, 2019 at 9:30am
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Just a thought on using the Kilgore Caps.  Would building up the blisters with say White Glue suffice to have them feed?  You might have to experiment with the size of the drop and such.  Tool early in the morning, need another cup of coffee!  David
  
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Re: Maynard "roll of caps" ignition
Reply #5 - Aug 19th, 2019 at 11:32am
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To get the cap strip to feed, I think the blister spacing and strip width would have to be the same as it was designed for. Doubling up a Kilgore strip might work if you could achieve the above. Kids roll caps where a lot stronger in the '50's than the puny things i bought my kids in the late 80's. Somewhere I read the old ones where too loud for the little darlings to play with!
  
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Re: Maynard "roll of caps" ignition
Reply #6 - Aug 19th, 2019 at 8:05pm
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I'll look for some of those Kilgore caps and try them out.  I do have a partial roll of original caps and have never tried them.  I will snap one tomorrow and report back.
  
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Re: Maynard "roll of caps" ignition
Reply #7 - Aug 22nd, 2019 at 10:05pm
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As expected original caps failed to explode.  The caps are .27" apart center to center.  The "bumps" are .058" thick.  They feed flawlessly. Does anyone know what mixture  the fellows who reload .22 cases use for a primer?
  
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