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Rancho Roy

Loading and Shooting the 32 COLT / Marlin 92

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Wrote another article to my web site about my trials and tribulations loading and shooting the obsolete 32 COLT cartridge in a Marlin 92 rifle.

Hope you enjoy it!
 

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I also have a Marlin in 32 . Mine will chamber 32 S&W .

You have to be careful, the correct bullet for the marlin is 309/310 diameter .

Most of the 32 bullets are made for the 32 mag. Which is 312.

They will work more pressure, be careful.

I am sure you know this. Sometimes a little reminder doesn't hurt.

I like mine .

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You rifle must have been rechambered to 32 S&W at some point in its life. How foes it shoot?

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I rechambered mine to 32 S&W Long.  It shoots great with 115gr bullets loaded to about 650 fps.  It works with shorts too which always causes a stir because they are hard for the timer to pick up.  (Always use it when the rifle is last.)

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I come across a Marlin 1892 every now and then.  Most are reasonable priced compared to a 1894 of same age and condition. But all are marked 32 rim fire.  I've looked at breach face and they have a center hole and a rim fire hole.  I know they made at least some with dual firing pins.  Are all of them set up that way?

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I just looked in the new buffalo Arms catalog and they are making a 32 heeled bullet mold.

I have a small revolver in 32 colt short and will be ordering one soon.

JA

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Sounds good! Let us know how they perform after you cast a few. I'd gladly buy a few to try if you could help me with that.

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It shoots great I use clays powder in it .

Shoots a little high with 100 gr bullets.

Also have a 92 in 22 . Great rifles.

Warden the 92 had 2 firing pins that could be changed out . To fire rim fired cases or center fired .

Navy Arms ran some 32 rim fired bullets a few yrs ago .

Gun Parts have firing pins.

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