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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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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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Doing this right is important: The way it went in my day the ball was sized going into the throat of the cylinder by the rammer. The usual ball size for .36 was a .375 and that of 44's ran .451. Balls for the Ruger OA were larger.

Cross fires could be caused by poor fit of the balls or by firing revolver with loaded chambers uncapped. Right, double check in owners manuals.
 
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