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Old 01-14-2008, 08:13 AM
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M6X1 is what the book says---Is this what I ask for or does this
translate into something in english....This is for the Traditions
Crocket rifle..Or am I not understanding it..
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:23 AM
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It's nothing really mind blowing... just a metric thread size designation instead ofstandard.Your M6X1 means 6mm diameter with thread pitch of 1.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:28 AM
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Thanks for clearing that up for me....
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:00 AM
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On most sites when you order a nipple or on the paper backing of the nipple it will say.. made to fit CVA or Tradition rifles. There are other metric sizes out there for Lyman, and for black powder revolvers. So just read carefully before you place the order.

T/C - KNIGHT - GREEN MOUNTAIN BARREL COMPANY= 1/4 X 28 #11 PERCUSSION NIPPLE STAINLESS STEEL
LYMAN = 6 X .75mm #11 percussion nipple
CVA - TRADITIONS - OTHER BPI RIFLES = 6mm X 1 percussion nipple.

Also do yourself a favor and when you replace the nipple get a stainless steel hot shot nipple. They seem to direct the flame from the cap better and do increase the ability of the rifle to fire more consistantly. Plus they last a LOT longer then the old style ones.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:26 AM
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Cauygad---Thanks for the heads up on the nipple....Glad your
here to help out...Is dixie the only place to order things?
Seems to me there must be other places..A friend of mine in PA
had a black powder shop..He had several places he ordered from.
But the again he was a dealer..Thanks again..John
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:22 AM
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There are tons of on line stores with lots better prices then Dixie Gun Works. Look at Mid South Shooters Supply, Midway USA, RMC Sports, Natchez.com, Cains Outdoors... all of them carry muzzleloader supplies and are great to do business with..
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Old 01-14-2008, 12:16 PM
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When I was a young man I decided it would be a good thing to do some nipple size experiments,but kept getting slapped in the face when I tried to measure them.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:27 PM
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Semisane....Wet t-shirts seem to always work for me.Now did anybody expect the original post to go unscathed? hunt4me
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:41 PM
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Although it is extremely difficult, I'm going to leave this one alone.LMAO!!
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:50 PM
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