Colt Blackpowder Pistol Loading Data


Model Caliber (Ball diameter) Minimum Charge Recommended Charge Maximum Charge
1847 Walker 
.44 (.451-.457 inch dia.)
35 grains
50 grains
55 grains
Dragoon (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
.44 (.451-.457 inch dia.)
35 grains
37 grains
40 grains
1848 Baby Dragoon
.31 (.319-.323 inch dia.)
10 grains
14 grains
15 grains
1849 Pocket
.31 (.319-.323 inch dia.)
10 grains
14 grains
15 grains
1851 Navy
.36 (.372-.378 inch dia.)
15 grains
18 grains
20 grains
1860 Army
.44 (.451-.457 inch dia.)
25 grains
25 grains
30 grains
1861 Navy
.36 (.372-.378 inch dia.)
15 grains
18 grains
20 grains
1862 Pocket Navy
.36 (.372-.378 inch dia.)
12 grains
15 grains
20 grains
1862 Pocket Police
.36 (.372-.378 inch dia.)
12 grains
15 grains
20 grains

 
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