new concept in nipple design!
Revolutionary “Venturi” Spark
design Consistent taper for Remington #10 caps,
Reduced hammer sensitivity,
Reduced hammer blow-back; Standard slotted nipple wrench removal, More
Positive cap retention
Easier cap installation with the
popular Ted Cash snail capper
TK4B Enterprises, makers of
Tools has a new innovation for competing with your Cap & Ball
revolvers-: The “SliX-Shot”
Manufactured from a proprietary stainless steel, heat-treated and
dry-honed to provide improved operational efficiency and an extended
shooting life. The interior
plenum is designed to provide a more effective, hotter, spark pattern
unequaled in previous nipple designs. The unique vent ports divert the
blow back gasses which results in the fired cap either splitting
completely and exiting from the cylinder on the next cycle, or remaining
on the nipple. Either
effect greatly reduces the chance for any “jam-up” caused by those pesky
lost caps. The vent port
also diverts and reduces the blow back effect or back pressure on the
hammer which can be translated into requiring less hammer/main spring
pressure to keep caps on during firing.
The ‘mouth’ of the nipple has been designed with a
chamfer to produce consistent reliable cap ignition.
This allows for the use of a reduced or lighter pressure main
spring. Basic field tests
have shown that our test revolvers can operate effectively even after
reducing main spring tension by as much and 20%.
When reducing main spring tension you should consider reducing
your powder charge. “Wart
Hog” loads have demonstrated a tendency to shatter caps and have an
adverse effect on the efficiency and purpose of the nipple.
Recommended loads and procedures are strongly suggested.
Each shooter will have to experiment with their own
revolvers to determine optimum spring pressure and powder charge balance
to insure consistent ignition
and cap retention.
A bit of experimentation with spring pressure and powder charge
will reveal the best balance and find the "Sweet Spot" for you guns.
Nipple flash pattern tests have demonstrated that
the SliX-Shot nipple
definitely provides a hotter spark burn when tested against other
nipples. These tests were
conducted using Remington #10 caps with a paper sleeved between the
cylinder and the barrel faces with no clearance.
After firing the cap the barrel was removed so the paper could be
removed without tearing or otherwise marring the pattern.
Although numerous test caps were fired using several stock
manufacturer and current popular brands the photo below most clearly
depicts the difference in spark transfer through to the chamber.
We believe you will see and feel the difference after you install
them in your revolvers.
As always, you will get optimum service from this
“SliX” product if your
revolvers have been tuned and properly prepared.
These nipples are made from a stainless steel therefore the use
of a thick lubricant or anti-seize compound on the threads is highly
recommended. It is also
recommended that the nipples be removed and retreated after any extended
As with all of the
branded products, one size will not exactly fit all.
The different models are designed to fit the three most recent
pistols common to Cowboy
Action Shooting revolvers; the Colts clones 1851 & 1860 models by Uberti
with a 12-28-.200”thread nipple, the same for Pietta models using the 6m
x.75mm-.200” pitch thread, and the longer 12-28-.250” thread for the
Ruger Old Army model. So
far, tests with various Remington 1858 revolvers of the same
manufacturer will also take the referenced nipple and work very well.
The same applies to some of the earlier ASM and un-marked C&B
revolvers. You will have to
determine your fit and style. In most cases the nipple will fit just
short of full depth, thereby insuring negligible thread corrosion and
‘stuck’ nipples when removing for cleaning.
The three models are distinguished by the nipple
‘stem’ height, thread pitch and depth.
If you have a different manufacturer or model check to see if one
of these unique nipple models will fit your revolver.
Most Uberti produced C&B with 12-28 x .200”threads
Most Pietta produced C&B with 6m x .75m x .200”threads
Most Ruger Old Army models with long 12-28 x .250”thread
nipples are to be used in appropriate Cap & Ball revolvers using ONLY
the recommended powder charge, correct diameter ball and proper loading
procedures . The user accepts full responsibility in the use of this
The cost for a complete set of six (6) “SliX-Shot”
nipples is $36.00 plus S&H
Made in the
United States of America
here to purchase