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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-17-2019, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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I have an ASM 1860 Army Model made in 1994 and want to buy new nipples for it. I bought some from Cabela's that were supposed to fit "all revolvers except Walker". Well, they didn't fit, the threads are different. Where do I find the proper ones? I have a Dixie Gun Works catalog, but that doesn't really help a lot, not knowing the thread size.

Will they use No. 10 or 11 caps?

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i've seen charts, was it Track of the Wolf? kinda think so, i'll look.

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Hope this is a help.
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Do you have a Lowe's or a hardware store close by? They will have gauges where you can try the nipple to see what the threads are. I would think that they are probably metric.

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Track of the Wolf is the place to go for nipples. They even have .005-.025 oversize thread nipples.
Best selection I know of.
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After pulling nipples for cleaning, what works best for you as a anti-seize for dissembly next time?

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Most times, I put a dab of Super Lube on the threads and gently snug them into the cylinder. On those time when I donít add the lube, they still remove easily. Wondering if itís worth the effort, but being a creature of habit, will probably continue with the Super Lube. In all likelihood, removing and cleaning the cones each time probably has more to do with not binding than anything
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Anti-seize.
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ASM nipple thread sizes.
It will definitely be metric on the ASM. There should be a date code on the frame (two letters in a box). All later ASM revolvers used a 6x.75 nipple, which is the universal size today. We have them in stock on our web site if you need any.

https://www.firearmstalk.com/threads...operly.122747/


A handful of the early ones used a 6x1 rifle nipple, and some of the very first allegedly used original-sized .225x32 Colt-style nipples which were supposedly shipped from Centaur in Belgium. Unless your ASM has a date code utilizing Roman numerals this should not be the case and the 6x.75 should work.

My ASM is from 1989
I had three nipples thatd unscrew by hand.
Had three that needed use of a Drill Press to stabilize the wrench.
Used downward pressure on the feed handle with my right armpit, left hand held the cylinder and the right hand rotated the drill press chuck to unscrew the stubborn nipples.
One cylinder thread in particular needs the threads chased.
As any nipple threaded into it must use the wrench throughout the whole process.
All the other 5 cylinder threada a person can finger in the nipples.
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After pulling nipples for cleaning, what works best for you as a anti-seize for dissembly next time?
Whatever natural lube that you wipe the gun down with after cleaning..... just a light dab/coat on the nipple's thread only, then after hand tightening finish with a little nip.

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