Author Topic: Hatfield percussion nipple size  (Read 2290 times)

Offline rjpalmer

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Hatfield percussion nipple size
« on: April 09, 2014, 09:46:02 AM »
I recently acquired a .36 caliber Hatfield percussion rifle and need to know what size nipple fits this rifle. Since it's missing the nipple I am unsure of the proper size . I am hoping it's 1/4 x 28 but know of the link to Pedersoli rifles which I am sure are probably metric. Does anyone know for sure the proper size? Thanks

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Re: Hatfield percussion nipple size
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 04:43:43 PM »
I do NOT, but if you got the bbl, I'd find some screws and see what fits. 
Italian made units are 6mm. Lots of old stuff was 12-28

I know, I have a lot of em.
Looky here,,,,,

Offline SCLoyalist

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Re: Hatfield percussion nipple size
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 06:02:18 PM »
I don't know for sure, but I'd bet on 1/4-28.   I've read the Hatfield rifle was originally produced in the U.S., so if you have one of those 1/4-28 would be likely.   Pedersoli's current  Blue Ridge Mountain Rifle takes (according to the Cabela's website) 1/4-28 nipple threads, and the Pedersoli website lists 1/4-28 nipples for some of their guns.   I'd probably try a 1/4-28, VERY carefully, but abort the test at the first hint  of resistance or cross-threading.    Good luck with it.  SCL