320 Short

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


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The 320 Short is a Center Fire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.3149 in” (8mm) that is primarily used in Pistols. The 320 Short originated in The United Kingdom in (UNKNOWN DATE). The 320 Short also has a case length of 0.653 in” (16.59mm) and an overall length of 1.051 in” (26.7mm).


The .320 Short pistol cartridge, sometimes referred to as the .320 British Center Fire Short, is an English black powder cartridge created in the late 19th century and much like its larger sibling the .320 Long, was originally made for use in the Webley Revolvers and was considered a cartridge for pocket carry. Neither the .320 Long or .320 Short cartridges should be confused with the .320 Revolver cartridge, for which the .32 Short Colt was derived.

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  • The United Kingdom
  • Rimmed, Straight
  • Pistols
  • 0.3149 in” (8mm)
  • 0.319 in” (8.1mm)
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  • 0.319 in” (8.1mm)
  • 0.376 in” (9.55mm)
  • 0.05 in” (1.32mm)
  • 0.653 in” (16.59mm)
  • 1.051 in” (26.7mm)
  • Center Fire (Small Pistol)
  • 120 MPa (17405 psi)
  • ~156 MPa (22626 psi)

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