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Old 05-16-2019, 09:39 AM
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Default Is This a Percussion Cap

My wife and I are brand new to the hobby and have been lucky enough to stumble on to a few neat finds. Recently I came across a post on this forum about Civil War era percussion caps and I went back to something we found.

We are still learning and would love to have someone more knowledgeable than us have a look at these pictures and tell us if we "stumbled" onto a real cap?

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Bud
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:46 AM
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looks more like a copper jacket to a bullet to me?
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Tpmetal View post
looks more like a copper jacket to a bullet to me?
I thought it could be that too since I had no clue how big/small a percussion cap was.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by madmanx View post
I thought it could be that too since I had no clue how big/small a percussion cap was.
what really give it away are the uneven peeling and grooves left by rifled barrel. percussion caps had pretty even tabs and are smaller from the looks of it
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Tpmetal View post
looks more like a copper jacket to a bullet to me?
Yep, can even see the rifling marks.

Originally Posted by madmanx View post
I thought it could be that too since I had no clue how big/small a percussion cap was.
Percussion caps are around 1/8 inch diameter.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:09 PM
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Thank you all. I appreciate the insight. Now I know what I'm looking for and what I have.

Bud
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:55 PM
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Late to the game but these are musket percussion caps. Pistol and rifle caps are typically smaller without the 'wings'
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by HiDesertHunter View post
Late to the game but these are musket percussion caps. Pistol and rifle caps are typically smaller without the 'wings'
Thank you for posting the picture. That helps.

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