Originally Posted by Darryl
Nice price! $85! You did well. If you can't find the small powder flask with the 10 gr. spout, you can also use a fired 9mm case. Twist a paper clip around the case rim and used it as a scouper. The 9mm case will hold 12 grains of 3F. Don't forget the nipple wrench if you haven't gotten one yet. Be sure it fits the 31. The revolver wrench for the 36 and 44 are larger.
Have fun with this neat tiny revolver.
Yeah I cut down a .45acp case to hold 10gr and a .22lr case to hold 8gr. So I'm 3 gr over the manufacturers reccomended max load but it shoots point to aim now with better accuracy and penetration with a 55gr lead ball.
So far I've used it to put down a couple of copperheads, a raccoon, and an armadillo.
After researching a bit I found out that this was a CVA kit gun imported by Pietta in the 80's. I also had to turn the barrel back about a half a centimeter as whoever put it together had the barrel over turned by that much so the front sight was angled to the right.
Fun gun and it's gotten lots of use. I actually want to get a larger .44 Remington bp revolver now.