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Old 10-11-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Winchester 32 CTG questions. Someone school me please.

I have an Smith and Wesson revolver that is marked Winchester 32 CTG on the side of it. I have done a little research but I am unable to figure this out. I have read that this is a 32-20. I hope that makes sense. Some one please set me straight so i can hopefully get some ammo and do some shooting with it. Thank you.

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Well, it is called .32 Winchester, because Winchester developed it for the Model 73 rifle, back in 1882. Got popular as a revolver catridge, but started as a rifle round. Originally, 32 bullet, 20 grains of black powder (and the .38 Special only had 21 grains) Fun cartridge.

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32 cals can be confusing. do you have a caliper? measuring the cylinder length and comparing that to cartridge lengths will eliminate some due to a simple "wont fit" scene.

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If you shoot that 32-20 be aware that for whatever reason 32-20 revolvers are extremely loud even though the cartridge is rather weak.

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