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Questions about .36 cal revolvers

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Vermonter, Jun 6, 2009.

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  1. Vermonter

    Vermonter Member

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    How much smaller are the .36 caliber revolvers than the .45s? Pics? Anybody have ballistics on .36 loads?

    Thanks for any info :)
     
  2. arcticap

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    From Post #6 by mec:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=340059&highlight=.36+velocity

    from Post #18 by mec:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=313582&highlight=.36+velocity

    From Post #1 by mec:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=187104&highlight=.36+velocity

    From Post #1 by mec:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=134966&highlight=.36+velocity

     
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  3. rcflint

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    36 caliber

    I think the direct answer is the difference in revolver size/weight.

    Depends upon the maker and the vintage.

    The Walker and Dragoon 44's are very large, and heavy, about 4-1/2 pounds.

    Similarly shaped Colt Navy 36 is about 2-1/2 pounds, 7-1/2 inch barrel.

    Colt Army 44 has an 8 inch barrel, but is built on a Navy frame, with a stepped (rebated) cylinder. It weighs about the same as a Navy.

    The Remington 44 NMA is roughly the size of the Colt 1860, but has the topstrap over the cylinder.

    The modern Italian made Remington Navy 36 is actually made on the Army frame.

    The Original Remington Navy had a smaller frame size.
     
  4. Tomahawk674

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    Can anyone post 777 fffg .36 cal fps/ball weight data?
     
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    There may be some some 777 results for the .36's, but the velocities will vary depending on how much the powder is compressed.
    The better 777 results may be similiar to loading with Swiss powder if properly compressed when loaded.
     
  6. mykeal

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    Hodgdon's web site contains two 36 cal load data points, both in an 1851 Colt Navy, .375 Hornady round ball with Wonder Wad:
    15 gr by volume fffg 777 662 fps
    20 gr by volume fffg 777 832 fps
     
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    http://www.reloadammo.com/relblac2.htm



    http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=3175106&postcount=29

     
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