The percussion cap box shown here was made at the Confederate States Arsenal located in Selma, Alabama.  The Selma Arsenal was a huge manufacturing facility.  It produced everything from cannon to percussion caps.  Though it must have produced thousands of cap boxes, only a very few of their marked examples survive.

The percussion cap box shown here was made at the Confederate States Arsenal located in Selma, Alabama. The Selma Arsenal was a huge manufacturing facility. It produced everything from cannon to percussion caps. Though it must have produced thousands of cap boxes, only a very few of their marked examples survive.

The Colt Thuer conversion is acknowledged as Colts first metallic cartridge revolver which was produced from 1869 to 1872, long before the single action army model appeared on the horizon. One of the unique features of the Thuer was the ability to easily switch to the percussion cylinder which came in handy if the user ran out of metallic cartridges, yet had percussion caps, black powder and ball ammo. This 1860 Colt "Army" also bears a well aged set of ivory grip panels.

The Colt Thuer conversion is acknowledged as Colts first metallic cartridge…

Sharpshooter 22LR Reloader: #11 Percussion Cap Maker - Make your own #11 percussion caps out of aluminum cans. Easy and fun to do... Comes with complete instructions. Use our Prime All Repriming Compound as your priming compound, and make your #11 percussion cap for approximately 1¢ a piece.

#11 Percussion Cap Maker

Make your own percussion caps out of aluminum cans. Comes with complete instructions. Use our Prime-All Repriming Compound as your pr

The percussion cap box shown here was made at the Confederate States Arsenal located in Selma, Alabama.  The Selma Arsenal was a huge manufacturing facility.  It produced everything from cannon to percussion caps.  Though it must have produced thousands of cap boxes, only a very few of their marked examples survive.

The percussion cap box shown here was made at the Confederate States Arsenal located in Selma, Alabama. The Selma Arsenal was a huge manufacturing facility. It produced everything from cannon to percussion caps. Though it must have produced thousands of cap boxes, only a very few of their marked examples survive.

Hatfield rifle half-stock percussion cap muzzleloader black powder

Hatfield rifle half-stock percussion cap muzzleloader black powder

1807 A Scottish clergyman, Alexander Forsyth, invents the percussion cap to help in his pursuit of wildfowl

1807 A Scottish clergyman, Alexander Forsyth, invents the percussion cap to help in his pursuit of wildfowl

peashooter85:  The Greene Breechloading Bolt Action Rifle  Inspired by the Prussian Dreyse needlefire rifle the Greene rifle was a single shot bolt action breechloading rifle that saw limited use during the American Civil War. Invented by Lt. Col. J. Durrel Greene in 1857 the Greene rifle was the first American bolt action military rifle and the only underhammer percussion rifle that ever saw official military service. The Greene rifle fired a .54 caliber combustible paper cartridge. The…

“ The Greene Breechloading Bolt Action Rifle, Inspired by the Prussian Dreyse needlefire rifle, the Greene rifle was a single shot bolt action breechloading rifle that saw limited use.

Lock, Stock, and History — A pair of deluxe cased percussion pistol crafted...

Lock, Stock, and History — A pair of deluxe cased percussion pistol crafted...

Deer alarm - Modified rat trap.  When the braided fish line trip wire is tripped, The trap springs and fires two #11 percussion caps (the kind used for muzzleloading black powder rifles).    The idea is to deter deer from approaching my fruit trees and berry bushes.

When the braided fish line trip wire is tripped, the trap springs and fires two percussion caps (the kind used for muzzleloading black powder rifles).

1792 Contract Rifle; issued to riflemen in the Whiskey Rebellion, Gen. Wayne's  1794 Ohio Campaign and may have been carried on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

1792 contract rifle - The rifle issued to Gen. Anthony Wayne's troops for the 1794 Ohio campaign.

British drills of the time required soldiers to bite open the cartridge, pour the gunpowder contained within down the barrel, ram the cartridge down the barrel, remove the ram-rod, bring the rifle to the ready, set the sights, add a percussion cap, present the rifle, and fire. Musketry books also recommended that, "Whenever the grease around the bullet appears to be melted away, or otherwise removed from the cartridge, the sides of the bullet should be wetted in the mouth...

British drills of the time required soldiers to bite open the cartridge, pour the gunpowder contained within down the barrel, ram the cartridge down the barrel, remove the ram-rod, bring the rifle to the ready, set the sights, add a percussion cap, present the rifle, and fire. Musketry books also recommended that, "Whenever the grease around the bullet appears to be melted away, or otherwise removed from the cartridge, the sides of the bullet should be wetted in the mouth...

A unique percussion underhammer muzzleloading rifle originating form New England, date to the 1830. For Sale: $12,500

A unique percussion underhammer muzzleloading rifle originating form New England, date to the 1830. For Sale: $12,500

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