I was looking at an old Smith chambered for this cartridge the other day. And I didnt pay that much attention to the caliber. Just that it was a 32-44. At first I thought that would be the same as the 32 long. But its not. Iv been googling to find data on this old target round, but I cant find anything good to read. One link brought me to a place that just said it was a remarkable accurate round.
I know that its called 32-44 because it was first made in a model 3 .44 frame. The number 44 has nothing to do with the load or anything. At best it describes the length of the case. If Im not mistaken this round used so long casings that you had to put the bullet almost fully seated into the case to avoid the bullet sticking out of the chamber.
Anybody out there that can enlighten me? Is this a cartridge that see a lot of daylight these days? How about brass? Is it possible to find them without having to rob a bank? What? Where? How?