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Offline 9245

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.22 blanks for percussion caps?
« on: March 10, 2021, 08:31:53 PM »
I just found something interesting, it’s some kind of conversion for indoor target shooting, it replaces the nipples with cambers for .22 blanks and blanks are inserted and used to propel rubber bullets.

Has anyone heard of this?

Could be interesting for indoor target shooting but also, I can’t find percussion caps now so if I could use nail gun blanks as percussion caps that would be great :)

Here is the link: https://www.hc-collection.com/non-lethal-shooting-for-36-and-44-black-powder-percussion-revolvers-c102x3606648

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Re: .22 blanks for percussion caps?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2021, 01:03:05 AM »
France, huh.  {+*
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Re: .22 blanks for percussion caps?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 06:20:57 AM »
France, huh.  {+*

Only source I found.  I don’t know if anything similar has been made domestically, it just seemed like an interesting idea considering percussion caps no longer seem to be in stock anywhere.

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Re: .22 blanks for percussion caps?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2021, 07:09:41 AM »
I knew somebody in Uruguay (South America) who made a set of nipples that could fit a cutted 22 Short case primer. The hammer beats the primer normally and the ignition was perfect. It was because a tin of 100 Rem primers there was 25 bucks, while a hundred of 22 shorts was 12.

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Re: .22 blanks for percussion caps?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2021, 07:42:32 AM »
I don't think I'd want to use them in lieu of percussion caps.
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Re: .22 blanks for percussion caps?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2021, 08:21:46 AM »
I'm pretty sure nail gun loads are too long to fit those nipples. The pressure would probably be way too high with nail gun blanks, even if they did fit.

A cap maker setup is a much better solution to the cap availability problem.

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Re: .22 blanks for percussion caps?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2021, 10:12:18 AM »
When I didn't find percussion caps here, I homemade it with a cap maker. And the priming compound was obtained from toy caps, using 2 or 3 toy caps compound to fill each cap.

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Re: .22 blanks for percussion caps?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2021, 10:49:51 AM »
Nail gun cartridges are pretty strong charges. You might blow out the black,powder charge before it is completley ignited?