I got asked to one of them down in MO but never knew what it was. I turned down the invite cause..."I ain't gonna dress up like some GURL!"Oh wow I spelled Hawken wrong,Must be them old maids from back in my school days that never asked me to the SADIE HAWKINS dance.They must have thought I would have said no,Oh Well I bet they are eating their hearts out now and kicking themselves.LOL
If you have to order replacement nipples make sure you get the right ones. The Traditions nipples are metric. I think the CVA are interchangeable. Trackofthewolf.com ; Possibleshop.com; JedediahStarr.com are 3 good dealers. October country too. I think Track may be easiest to use to get the right one.I have e everything for it I should get one of the nipple wrench/pick.
That's a good point Hombre. about the clean out screw. I'm sure a lot of people have made this mistakeNecessary item for sure. Also, if you do not have it already, anti seize grease for the nipple and clean out screw. Looks like you have a barrel type bolster; make sure to turn out the cleanout screw before removing the nipple, then tighten it back in after resetting the nipple. I have stripped nipple threads by forgetting to do that.
Not a bad idea also to clean the cleanout screw after firing. Then dab some anti-seize grease on those threads too. I will be happy to hear how you do with this new/old rifle. I don't know if you have experience with muzzleloaders so I just add something more as I think of it. Most muzzleloading these days is with modern inlines. These older sidelocks are inherently more accurate and there are only a few projectiles you must mess with.That's a good point Hombre. about the clean out screw. I'm sure a lot of people have made this mistake.