sharps percussion nipple wrench

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kenny sd
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sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by kenny sd » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:37 pm

I have an original sharps 1863 percussion carbine. I'd like to find a nipple wrench to fit.
any ideas??
thanks..Ken

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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by Chief Beck » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:38 pm

I would try Dixie Gunworks.

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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by George Babits » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:46 pm

If you don't need to be "authentic" a 1/4" open end will work fine, maybe even better.

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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by kenny sd » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:04 pm

Yeah, I have the open end wrench, but it's a pain to use. what did they use in the CW?

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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by Seahawk » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:21 am

check with lodgewood, pretty sure he has them

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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by kenny sd » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:38 am

good thought but nope....he has the 50 70 type, but I would like the percussion type.

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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by Seahawk » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:23 am

S & S firearms may have them

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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by Boston Bill » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:22 pm

I got mine at Track of the Wolf. I did have to adjust it a bit. Had to file it a little wider than it came.
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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by Horse Soldier » Sun Feb 20, 2022 1:02 pm

I got a musket nipple wrench by Ted Cash. It is slightly undersized. It fit 2 out of 3 of my Sharps. 5 minutes work polishing it with a Dremel tool and works fine. It fits the block.

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Re: sharps percussion nipple wrench

Post by 77 sharps » Tue Feb 22, 2022 6:23 am

I have a muzzle loading rifle that I use a 1/4” drive socket and an Allen wrench that fits the socket. Doesn’t round off the corners of the nipple.

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