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Old August 30th, 2018, 03:55 PM #27
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Originally Posted by ThePhantomPatriot View Post
Thanks, the 1838 that is already attached to a musket was also a flintlock conversion, it doesn't have a separate housing for the nipple. The nipple is drilled straight into the barrel and the hammer/nipple is closer to the center of the barrel than the ones made specifically for percs.
Correct, thatís how the conversion were made.
If you were ever inclined to shoot one of these converted muskets please make sure that the threads allow the nipple to thread completely.
This is the week area, of these conversion muskets.
Sometimes more material is needed to built up this area around the touch hole, so the nipple can get threaded completely. If not when shot the pressure could blow the nipple completely out of the threads.

I have a few 1816 Harperís Ferry models that were converted. I enjoy shooting them often.
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