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Thread: Percussion revolver cylinder chamber measuring?

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    His is a .36.

    Is the depth of the cylinder chamber in the repro cylinder the same depth as the original?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battis View Post
    His is a .36.

    Is the depth of the cylinder chamber in the repro cylinder the same depth as the original?
    Looks like it. The repro cylinder had to be reduced in diameter and length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev18 View Post
    Looks like it. The repro cylinder had to be reduced in diameter and length.
    Thought somebody said 44 earlier -------36 cal = my pocket navy takes 23 - 25 grains - its a little gun - it DO NOT behave / sound like a wet firecracker.

    This is a modern made replica - sound metal - well made - a 5 shot small frame gun and that full chamber load is no way weak - a good solid "boom" and its lively in the hand - nothing pipsqueak about it at all !! ------18 grains in an old gun ? should be enough

    If you wanna kill stuff (other than paper) out in the woods - I suggest a 45 repro and dont go plinkin bears or an angry moose
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    160 year old gun, repro cylinder, no knowledge of how it was used, maybe abused, in the past - I'd use no more than 18 grs of FFG, and be happy as hell that it stayed intact. Can't say that I ever heard a wet firecracker go off. My original Remington .44 has a distinct hollow sound when I shoot it that no repro has.

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    Sounded like a little poof. But shot really well. Il add a little more powder. Not really worried about the internals. I swapped them out for repro parts. Hammer, hand, cylinder... Etc. Only thing original is the frame, barrel, trigger guard and the trigger spring I think. I even changed some screws.
    I'm not worried about the frame and such with such low powder charges. I'm thinking of stopping at 20 max. I didnt even have recoil at 15

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    BP doesn't recoil like smokeless. It's more of a push. 18 grs is not a light load. For reference, the top gun in the pic is a Pietta .44. The bottom is a Savage and North .36. The Savage and North is overbuilt - it should have been a .44. But, I only use 18 grs of FFG when I shoot it.
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    Ok, well il use 18 grains next time. I only used 15.

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