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Old July 14, 2009, 02:44 AM   #1
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32-20 Ammo

I've come into a 1st Gen.32-20 Colt Bisley revolver. All springs have been renewed and it has been pressure tested by a reputable gunsmith.
My question is, what available ammo on the market would be safe to fire in this "old timer"? Don't want to put some huge number of rounds through it, just the occasional YIPPEE.
All I've been able to find is 32-20Win 115GR,but have been told that that's a rifle round.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Bill
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Old July 14, 2009, 03:18 AM   #2
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If it doesn't say rifle on the box it's ok.
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Old July 14, 2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure current factory rounds are loaded to saami standards that are identical to blackpowder rounds of...what?...1882?
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Old July 14, 2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure current factory rounds are loaded to saami standards that are identical to blackpowder rounds of...what?...1882?
They do make rifle loads that are too hot for aged pistols. They say rifle loads on the box.
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Old July 14, 2009, 07:44 PM   #5
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Get a set of dies and load your own, then you know what you have. Your gun is telling you what it wants. .32-20 is the recipe. .32 cal bullet with 20 grains of black powder, and you are good to go. Your loading manuals like Lyman will have all the details.
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