Thread: .32 Long Colt?
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Old September 18, 2012, 06:35 AM   #39
BlueTrain
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Yes, I'm sure about that. The information isn't from what's written on the barrel of a revolver. It's from the 1940 edition of the Stoeger catalog. It probably means nothing more than marketing hyperbole but that is the way some models are listed. I believe only Iver Johnson had any such listings. I only bring it up because it's a curiosity.

I thought the original name of the .32-20 was .32 W.C.F. and older firearms are marked as such. Remember, there was no central authority that said a cartridge had to be called such and such. That's why Colt had their own names for cartridges, although they usually changed the bullet a little just to be different. Our grandfathers would probably laugh at our modern insistence on proper and precise names and designations. In fact, I find it kind of funny right now.
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