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This is a discussion on Correct Ball and Bullet within the Reloading forums, part of the Gunner Forum category; I have a FILLIPETTA .36 caliber "Navy" revolver. It is marked "36 Cal." What is the correct diameter ball and bullet for this revolver? Also, ...


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Old 06-20-2020, 06:26 AM   #1
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Correct Ball and Bullet

I have a FILLIPETTA .36 caliber "Navy" revolver. It is marked "36 Cal."
What is the correct diameter ball and bullet for this revolver?
Also, if I purchase casting molds, whould they be the same size?
I'm told #10 caps are the size to use?
Thanks for your help!
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Old 06-21-2020, 04:35 AM   #2
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I think what you have is an F lli. Pietta Model 1851 Navy commonly called the Pietta 1851 Navy. That takes a .375 diameter ball. Below is a link to the owners manual:

https://www.taylorsfirearms.com/medi...der_manual.pdf

In my searches I remember they said the ball weighed 130 gr but most likely varies.
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:40 PM   #3
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Measure the cylinder chamber diameter. Run a oversized lead ball down the barrel to determine actual groove diameter. Use a ball slightly over this size.
Contact a black powder forum.
However, not knowing any more, I can say that a .36 caliber black powder pistol has, for over 130 years, used 0.375" lead balls.
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