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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2017, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Knight percussion cap size?

I have a knight mk-85 and need to get some percussion caps. I purchased #11 size but don't fit. What other size is there? Also I was told that percussion caps don't work well with pellets, you need to use loose powder.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2017, 04:40 AM
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there are three basic sizes of caps used today. 10, 11 and Musket. 10 and 11 are just a few thousands different in the size of their inside dimensions. Musket caps have a cavity almost a 1/4 inch in diameter, almost twice the internal diameter of 10 and 11. 10's are just barely smaller than 11's. (in the old days there were about a dozen common sizes and approximately 30 total sizes and the size designations varied from country to country. A Winchester No 10 may have been exactly the same as English made Joyce number 18's.)
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Thanks zimmer. Can i use pellets with musket caps or loose powder?
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