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Which Nipple Key Do I Need For My Percussion Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol or Revolver?

Which Nipple Key Do I Need For My Percussion Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol or Revolver?
By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 12 days ago 277 Views No comments

Nipples come in all different shapes and sizes depending on what kind of gun it is, who made it and when. There’s generally not a one size fits all solution, though some keys can fit more nipples than others. Most reproduction nipples are either of rectangular or square form on the bearing surfaces, which means that provided you have the right key, there’s not much chance of them getting stuck.

You should always use the closest fitting key to the nipple that you have, as poorly fitting keys will lead to only a small part of the key touching the nipple, and risks breaking the key or rounding the nipple, making any future extraction all the more difficult. It’s also advisable to remove your nipple after each shooting session and clean and oil before next time. There’s few things more frustrating than a stuck nipple at the wrong time.

Here’s a handy chart to help you find the right nipple key for your percussion gun.

NAME OF NIPPLE KEY → Pedersoli Deluxe Multi Purpose Nipple Key Pedersoli Stainless Steel Nipple Wrench 5mm Pedersoli Stainless Steel Nipple Wrench 6mm Pedersoli Rifle, Shotgun and Pistol Nipple Key Pedersoli Deluxe Nipple Key RMC Musket Nipple Wrench RMC Revolver Nipple Wrench Uberti Cruciform Revolver Nipple Key Pedersoli Deluxe Colt Pattern Nipple Key Pedersoli 1847 Colt Walker Tool Parker Hale Enfield Combination tool Enfield/ Zouave Pattern Nipple Key
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PRODUCT CODE → 1307 1303A 1303B 1293 1294 1307W 1307F 1307U 1300 1296 1291 1292
TYPE OF GUN / NIPPLE ↓
Pietta Revolver Fits Fits - - - - Fits Fits - - - -
Uberti Revolver Fits - - - - - Fits Fits - - - -
Pietta/Uberti Pocket Revolvers (1849, 1862, Baby Dragoon) - Fits - - - - Fits Fits - - - -
Pedersoli Revolvers Fits Fits - - - - Fits Fits Fits - - -
Uberti/ASM, Dragoon, Walker Revolvers Fits - Fits - - - - Fits Fits Fits - -
All Palmetto Fits - Fits Fits - - Fits Fits Fits Fits - -
Pedersoli Single Shot Nipples Fits - - Fits Fits Fits - - - - - -
Pedersoli Single Shot Copper Beryllium Fits - - Fits Fits Fits - - - - - -
Ardesa Pistols, Shotgun, Rifles (excluding Derringer) - - Fits Fits - - - - Fits Fits - -
Ardesa Copper Beryllium Pistols, Shotgun, Rifles (excluding Derringer) - - Fits Fits - - - - Fits Fits - -
Enfield Musket Nipples 5/16 thread Fits - - - - - - - - - Fits Fits
Enfield Musket Nipples M8 thread Fits - - - - - - - - - Fits Fits

It may be that you need a couple of different nipples to fit all your guns, or you may be lucky and find one key that does everything you have. By far, the closest thing we stock to a universal key that will fit everything is the Pedersoli Deluxe Multi Purpose Nipple Key which you can see below.

This tool offers will fit a wide range of guns with only some exceptions. Full range of nipples and nipple keys can be viewed here.

Our nipple keys will also fit a lot of antique guns. Nipple design has changed very little in the last 200 years or so, so a tool from the modern day may well fit an original gun from the mid 19th century! Take for example this antique Percussion Shotgun below.

Remember, if you can’t find what you want on this list, feel free to give us a ring and we’ll do our best to find what you’re looking for. All nipple keys can be viewed here. To view our full range of muzzle loading accessories, click here.

All our nipple keys and other accessories can be posted direct to your door for only £4 delivery. To order or telephone 0113 2565167 / 0113 2569163.

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