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Euroarms .36 Navy .380s too small

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by brushhippie, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. brushhippie

    brushhippie Well-Known Member

    I have a pair of Euroarms Remmy Navy's .36s and after waiting for weeks on the mold (backorder) the .380 RBs are too small, that leaves me with ordering a .390 mold and hoping they are not too big for the barrel, anybody have experience with these? Are the .390s going to be too big?
  2. Skinny 1950

    Skinny 1950 Well-Known Member

    I have a couple of 1851 Navy reproductions in .36 cal. and use a .375 mold and the balls fit great. Are you sure your guns are .36 cal. not .44 ???
  3. brushhippie

    brushhippie Well-Known Member

    They've got .36 printed on the side of the barrel. I think .385 would be just about right, unfortunately they dont make that one.
  4. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member

    Measure the chambers and tell me what they are.
  5. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

  6. brushhippie

    brushhippie Well-Known Member

    I dont have a mic but after further inspection someone has opened the cylinders up and about ground the rifling out of the barrel......someone passed this off as a good shooter....dont trust anyone.
  7. Plastikosmd

    Plastikosmd Well-Known Member

    wow! that really stinks. can u get your money back?
  8. brushhippie

    brushhippie Well-Known Member

    Nah this things been owned by two other people who never shot it since the original trade but I assure you Im gonna find out who he is, he's supposed to be a machinist....he machined it alright.
  9. bubba15301

    bubba15301 Well-Known Member

    he probably want to shoot shot out of it andtried to make it pattern when it did not he pawned it off on someone else
  10. brushhippie

    brushhippie Well-Known Member

    Im thinking thats about all its good for now bubba.
  11. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    it should still shoot, if you can get balls to fit.
  12. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    I would make sure the person from whom you obtained this gun knows about its condition, and knows why you will never deal with them again, and knows why you will pass his name around as an example of someone to avoid.

    It won't get your money back, but you will get some measure of satisfaction knowing that he will have fewer victims in the future.

    ...And I would advise looking down the barrel of anything you plan to buy in the future. If the seller won't pull the wedge, he is giving you some valuable info right there.
  13. Prairie Dawg

    Prairie Dawg Well-Known Member

    Or bring a muzzleloader's bore light with you.
    It drops down the bore.
  14. Hellgate

    Hellgate Well-Known Member

    I've got two Euroarms 36 cal Remington Navies. On all the Euroarms I've owned (5 in 44 and 2 in 36cal) all have the chamber mouths beveled slightly for about 1/10". You will not get a shaved ring of lead when you ram the ball: it gets swaged. A .380 ball works great in my two older Remington Euroarms Navies. Both have shallow rifling as does my similar vintage (1970s) Uberti 1861 Navy. So, the riflings may not be drilled out, they could just be very shallow which, I assume, was standard on the earlier replicas. All my later vintage C&Bs have deeper rifling. Once you ram the .380 ball down into the chamber it should snug up just fine. Mine sure do. The balls drop into the chambers deeper than an untapered chamber mouth but mine do not migrate forward upon recoil ("ball creep"). If the .380s slip out of the chambers then the chambers may have been reamed for a better fit of the actual bore to get better accuracy and the solution would be a larger ball. Ram a ball into a chamber, pull the nipple and tap it back out and mike it to see what the diameter is. I didn't read where you have loaded and shot the gun yet so forgive me if I am making assumptions on things you have already done. Also if you cast with harder alloy the balls will be a little larger in diameter. BP molds are sized to throw the proper stated diameter with pure, soft lead.
  15. brushhippie

    brushhippie Well-Known Member

    I have two of them one a 72 and the other 73, the 72 in the one with the oversized cylinders and Im wondering if the bore wasnt rusty and cleaned up at some point. I fired the .380s through it yesterday and no bueno. Im gonna get a buddy of mine slug the barrel and mic the cylinders, more than likely Ill just order the .390 mold....kinda sucks I was wanting a pair....pairs dont shoot different size balls!

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