.32 Short Colt

Cartridge Data Published On: December 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm by Bullet-Blog and last updated on February 12, 2015 at 11:24 am




Aliases

The .32 Short Colt Firearm Cartridge Originated in The United States.32 SC

Summary

The .32 Short Colt (AKA: .32 SC) is a Center Fire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.314 in” (7.98mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The .32 Short Colt originated in The United States in Approximately the 1890s. The .32 Short Colt also has a case length of 0.65 in” (16.51mm) and an overall length of 1.015 in” (25.78mm).

Notes

The .32 Short Colt was developed in the late 19th century by Colt as a Black Powder cartridge and was derived from the earlier English .320 Revolver cartridge developed for the Webley Revolver. Although the .32 Short Colt was capable of better velocities and muzzle energies than its predecessor, the cartridge is still somewhat anemic by today’s standards, offering around 700-750fps with approximately 100 ft-lbs of energy from an 80-grain projectile, exhibiting very low pressure around 14,000 psi.

Two variations of the .32 Short Colt were released, the first being the original Outside-Lubricated type, which was very common in its day with black powder cartridges. The second to follow would be the Inside-Lubricated variation, which of course used a slightly smaller projectile, thus fitting the projectile inside the case neck like more modern loadings.

Cartridge Details

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  • Approximately the 1890s
  • The United States
  • Rimmed, Straight
  • Pistols
  • 0.314 in” (7.98mm)
  • 0.318 in” (8.08mm)
  • N/A
  • 0.318 in” (8.08mm)
  • 0.375 in” (9.53mm)
  • 0.05 in” (1.35mm)
  • 0.65 in” (16.51mm)
  • 1.015 in” (25.78mm)
  • Center Fire (Small Pistol)
  • 100 MPa (14504 psi)
  • ~130 MPa (18855 psi)
The .32 Short Colt pistol cartridge has a case overall length of 1.015 inches.

 

.32 Short Colt Pistol Cartridge Dimensions show in Inches & MM

 
 





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