There is no nipple to go "over" the ball. The nipple is a round attachment to the back of the cylinder which you place a percussion cap on to ignite the powder in the chamber. Hence the name, cap and ball revolver. To avoid "chain fire" or all cylinders going off at once, put a bit of crisco over each ball after loading. It prevents sparks from leaving the firing cylinder and igniting the others in turn. Buy powder and shot at any reputable firearms store in your area. Use .454 round balls, and #10 or 11 caps. 20 to 25 gr. of powder per shot...no more.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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the nipple has nothing to do with the ball sir. the nipple is located on the back by the hammer. you put the caps on the nipple!! and yes the instructions tell you everything about the correct amount of powder to be used. and i would strongly reccomend that its followed to prevent chain-fire or simply the gun blowing up in your hands.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
yes there is instructions but its hard to find that answer so we shoot our guns useing about 22 to 25 grains
and you do not need a ball nipple,the gun has a built in rod just load the powder then the wad and the ball last pack it all the way down and go play
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
What do you mean by "nipple to go over the ball"?
If you are referring to the ram-rod for loading the ball into the gun, it is attached to the bottom of the barrel, and it is on a hinged system for pushing the ball into the chamber tightly.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago