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    Colt 32 WCF question

    I have a question concerning bore diameter of the 1st , and 3rd generation guns in 32 WCF. Is the bore diameter the same in the old as well as the new. The second part of my question is what generation are new Colt's made in 32wcf caliber. I'm asking because I thought 3rd generation production ended in the late 80s, and it wasn't offered back then. Or was it ?

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    3rd generation production continues (such as it now is) to the present. Some folks erroneously consider newer ones (when Colt returned to the removable cylinder bushing) as 4th gen but this is not so. Any SAA made since production resumed in the late 70s is 3rd generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColtSAA3G View Post
    3rd generation production continues (such as it now is) to the present. Some folks erroneously consider newer ones (when Colt returned to the removable cylinder bushing) as 4th gen but this is not so. Any SAA made since production resumed in the late 70s is 3rd generation.
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    As Colt Forum members, we should define an SAA with the removable cylinder bushing (all SAA's after S26457A) as a 4th generation gun. It is logical to do so.
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    So anyone want to chime in on the bore diameter question?

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    I'm too lazy to look up the dia. But think it is .305" bore, .310" groove?

    Either way I have a half dozen 32-20s 1st Gen through 3rd an d some clones. I shoot the same bullet (.312" lead) in all of them with great success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    As Colt Forum members, we should define an SAA with the removable cylinder bushing (all SAA's after S26457A) as a 4th generation gun. It is logical to do so.
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    In that case shouldn't the change in cylinder retention from the angled screw to the cross-pin in the 1890s also be a generation change?

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    Thanks Cozmo that's what I wanted to hear.

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    Maybe this will be of some assistance my friend.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.32-20_Winchester
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    As far as bore diameter goes I think any year Colt probably has fluctuations in bore diameter +/- .001 or more. 1st gen guns are notorious for having bore diameters all over the map. I no longer have a 1st gen 32wcf so I can't answer your question directly. In any caliber I cast or buy my bullets in the largest possible diameter and then run them thru a Lee sized die (cost ~$15) to fit the throats +.001 over.


 
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