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Old October 19, 2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Pyrodex P charge in wells fargo

Hey, anyone know how much Pyrodex P should be used in a brass framed .31 cva Wells fargo pocket revolver? I'm guessing about 5-8 grains, but would like to know for sure.
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Old October 19, 2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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These figures aren't specifically for the brass frame version, but 10 grains of Pyrodex shouldn't be a problem.

Originally Posted by mec Post #3

Colt .31

Load Velocity Spread (5)
50 Grain Ball 12.5 Goex FFFg 720 5`
50 Grain Ball 12.5 Pyrodex P 682 47
50 Grain Ball 10 H777 650 53
50 Grain Ball 13.5 Swiss 814 73
60 Grain Bullet 12.5 Pyrodex P 668 79
bullet from original colt case set mould:
72 grain Bullet from Colt Mould 10 grains 90 year old fffg 307 220fps (H) 398 (L) 178
72 grain bullet 10 Goex fffg 491 50

This is a Pocket model without loading lever. It resembles the `1848 Baby Dragoon but has the round trigger guard of the pocket model as well as rectangular rather than round cylinder locking notches. These were loss leader guns with many having barrels shorter than the pictured 4". they were not particularly popular among colt customers as most wanted the model with a loading lever. replica makers call this one a " Wells Fargo."

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