When did the Colt Army Special come out?
The Colt Army Special is a double action, six round revolver. They were built from 1908-1927. The Army Special started life as the New Army & New Navy and would evolve into the Official Police in 1927. It was available in 4″, 5″ and 6″ barrel lengths. Available calibers were 22LR, .32-20, .38 Special, .38/200 and .41 long Colt.
How tall can a Colt 32-20 lever gun be?
Owing to the extreme thickness of the cylinder of the .32-20 in the S.A. Colt gun, it can be easily and safely handloaded to at least 1500 feet with 2400 Hercules powder.” With today’s strong single actions in modern steel they can be loaded beyond Keith’s level, well into heavy 357 magnum loadings with light bullets.
What kind of bullet does a 32-20 carbine use?
One of the best hunting bullets in my Rugers are the 125 grn Sierra flatnose H.P.s. That is a 30-30 bullet but it works well from the 32-20/30 Carbine Rugers and many rifles heavy loaded, for game up to small deer.
What’s the accuracy of a 32-20 WF lever gun?
For example one of the accuracy loads I find in many guns for the 32-20 is 7 grains of AA#7 with a 100 to 110 grain cast slug for 1500 fps from a 20 inch barrel. That’s Remington nickel cases and WW std/mag primers…for 21,600 cup.
When was the Colt 32 Action Army made?
He modified his stance considerably when Elmer collected a few cottontails for the table. Johnny Bates’ .32-20 was manufactured in 1918 and was one of four shipped to Wyeth Hardware & Mfg. Co., St. Joseph, MO on Oct 2, 1919. The revolver has resided, sans grips, in the bottom of Bates’ gun safe since 1992.
How many Colt Single Action Army revolvers were made?
Colt production figures as recorded by R.L. Wilson ( Colt, An American Legend) indicate that of the 310,386 (not including Flat top target, Bisley, etc.) first generation Single Action Army revolvers produced, 29,802 were chambered for the 32-20. The original loading was a nominal 20 grains of black powder behind a lead 117- grain bullet.
Where was the Colt 32-20 Johnny Bates made?
Johnny Bates .32-20 was manufactured in 1918 and was one of four shipped to Wyeth Hardware & Mfg. Co., St. Joseph, MO on Oct 2, 1919. The revolver has resided, sans grips, in the bottom of Bates gun safe since 1992.