Winchester 32 CTG questions. Someone school me please.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Boyerracing343, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    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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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     

  3. wooleybooger

    wooleybooger New Member

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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.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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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.