32 caliber short bullets

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  1. Jerryn

    Jerryn New Member

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    Anybody know where I can get 32 short ammo?
     
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    Diameter, basically.

    This is a 32 Colt. Yes, it's a Long Colt, but the only difference between a long and a short id the length.

    32 Long Colt.jpg

    Notice the cartridge case is .318 in diameter.

    Now a 32 Smith. Again, this is the long, but the diameter is the same as a short.

    32 S&W Long.jpg

    See, the diameter of its case is .337.

    If you fire a 32 Colt in a 32 S&W chamber, the case will swell greatly, and may even rupture.

    You cannot get a 32 S&W round into a 32 Colt chamber. Too big around.
     
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    Alpo, thanks for that. I'm sure the OP appreciates it and I do as well seein' as how I'm sorta in the market for a 32 S&W long revolver. I see a lot of Colts also in 32 Colt and NEVER can keep those two cartridges separated in my head. Weird...all the odd stuff I play with and I can't keep two well known American revolver cartridges straight.
     
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    Don't forget, the 32 Colt New Police is simply a 32 S&WL with a 90 grain RNFP bullet instead of the S&W's 88 grain RN.
     
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