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Have a chance to pick up a decent SAA in this caliber, never heard of it, what's the scoop?
 

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It's a common caliber and they are a lot of fun to shoot. Be ready to reload for it. There is a lot of modern ammo available just make sure it is for pistol and not the rifle ammo. Good Luck. Dennis
 

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The .32-20 cartridge came very close to becoming what the .38 Special became, the "standard" police round of the era. It was popular as a police round and small game cartridge, and since it could be mated with a Winchester rifle of the same caliber, Colt made quite a few SAAs and Official Police Models. S&W made a number of their K-Framed revolvers for guard use during WW II.

Not too much in factory, but it can produce some sizzling performance when carefully handloaded. Another favorite is to have a Ruger Blackhawk in .30 Carbine w/ auxilliary .32-20 cylinder.

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It's a popular caliber for Cowboy Action shooting and brass and bullets are readily available. What I heard was once the west was basically tamed, the need for larger calibers wasn't as intense so Winchester came up with (1882) the 32WCF as a small game caliber for varmints and deer. I have a pair of clones and a Marlin in 32-20 I shoot occasionally in competition.
 
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