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    Ramrod end threads

    What are the thread sizes for the ends of a 1842 musket, an 1863 Springfield and an Enfield 1853 ramrod?
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    US 58 caliber rods are 12-26 threads and 69 caliber rods are 12-24. The threads are 55 degree Whitworth, or very close to it, but modern 60 degree threads will work.

    I'm not sure about Enfields. Both of mine have replacement rods.

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    Carolina Reb has IDed the US musket ramrod end threads.

    How about Enfield ramrod threads?
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    Gil,

    I don't have a good answer, but I measured what I believe to be an original Enfield rammer. Diameter varies between .194" and .196", depending on where I measure. Thats a hair over a #10. The threads are beat up pretty good so its hard to tell. My thread gauges skip from 20 to 24 tpi, and it is between those two. I measured the distance between 4 threads and got .171". That doesn't come out to anything even, so i calculated the length of 4 threads at 22 tpi and got .182". I could believe I missed gauging the 4 threads by .011". So, in other words, I believe it could be 22 tpi. Maybe you can compare that to a British standard, if there was one, and see if it makes sense.
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