Yes, I agree. The 32 rimfire spur trigger revolvers were amazingly popular in the US in the period of 1880 - 1905 or so. The big reason was a new Colt could run you $12, but those spur trigger revolvers were being turned out so cheaply you could buy one for about $3 (or less).
Similar for the new double action Bulldog type revolvers coming in from Europe.
I would venture to haphazard (but only Winchester and Remington could tell us for sure) that .32 rimfire ammo was comparable in sales popularity to .380 ammo is today allowing for the smaller US population back then. Then there were the 'boys rifles.' 32 rimfire came in extra short, short, long and extra long sizes. Back in the 1980s a company called Western Scrounger started producing it again and there was a brief surge of seeing the old spur trigger revolvers at pistol ranges. In spite of the Colt & S&W campaign to push those lower priced threats off the market by hiring newspapers to run editorials labeling the competition's cheaper pistols as unsafe, dangerous, and Saturday Night Specials (now you know where the term came from) and attractive only to 'thugs, drunks and women of ill repute.' some are good little pocket pistols. I have one inherited from a grandparent, who also left us about 20 rounds of short and long ammo for it. I had a trigger spring fail back in 83 or so and had all new leaf springs put in (by then it had been around for 100 years). I am very sorry to say that not knowing Western Scrounger was soon closing their doors, I used up the last of my ammo for it within a week of getting it back with new springs. I am happy however to report that the last cylinder of them I fired bagged a rabbit.
From today's world perspective the big drawbacks of them is most do not have rebounding hammers or transfer bars. (Iver Johnson addressed this in theirs with Hammer the hammer, America's first successful transfer bar safety.) Also the hammer spur sometimes snags on cloth. The lack of a trigger guard is of no concern since most are single action only weapons. Also being designed for in close shooting, the sights are very poor.