Colt Dragoon percussion cap sizes
My recently purchased "F" series 3rd model Colt Dragoon currently has, I believe, #12 (cap size) factory nipples and I can't find a percussion cap to fit. I have tried #11 CCI & Remington caps but they won't even start to go on the nipple. The gun has all of the Colt markings on the frame, cylinder, and barrel and was produced, I believe, in the 1980s.
I read on another thread that Colt produced the original Dragoons with #12 size nipples and the "F" series reproductions by Colt are the same. I am thinking about replacing the nipples with #11's from Numrich or Dixie. Any suggestions?
Is there any place to buy #12 percussion caps? Does anyone still make the #12's