I’ve worked on many Colt Police Positives in .32-20, and it’s a cartridge which has always intrigued me. I’m not one to believe that it would make a good defensive tool, but there is more to shooting than just that!
I’ve often thought that I’d like to have one of the long-discontinued Marlin 1894 CB in .32-20; it would make a great farm & varmint cartridge in the hotter loadings, and loaded to moderate velocities would make a dandy squirrel gun.
Tempering this is the realization that I don’t need yet another cartridge to reload, having too many as it is. The thing about the .32-20 is that it’s just so darned (pardon the expression) cute. I don’t know why this is, but the cartridge reminds me just a bit of the scraggly tree in the old Peanuts Christmas special: “all it needs is a little love.”
I’d pretty much gotten over my lust for that gun (oooooh, look at the half-length magazine tube!) in that caliber when, just a few days ago, The FIrearms Blog put up an article on the .32-20 cartridge. Now the madness will start again; the voices in my head are already tempting me.
Pardon me while I channel my inner Shatner: Must…resist…urge…to…buy!
Seriously though, it’s a great article about a neat cartridge. Go read.
-=[ Grant ]=-