I while back I was lucky enough to find an almost mint S&W new model 3 chambered for the 32-44. One of the first ones ever made. Serial number 70. Even got the "Russian spur". Well and swell... I even found an original 32-44-83 Smith & Wesson Ideal mold.
Thing is. The bullets has a rather shallow grease groove. Could it be that my mold is a mold meant for smokeless powder? Looking through the history of Ideal tells me that this mold have to be made before 1910. Thats when the 32-44 and 38-44 was ditched, as far as I could understand.
If anyone could find a picture or measures of the original bullet used in the 1880`s I would be very gratefull. I would like to make this my number one bpcr revolver for competition shooting. And I want the whole thing to be as close as possible to the original cartridges.