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.32 S&W
Type Handgun
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Designer Smith & Wesson
Designed 1878
Case type Rimmed, straight
Bullet diameter .312 in (7.9 mm)
Neck diameter .334 in (8.5 mm)
Base diameter .335 in (8.5 mm)
Rim diameter .375 in (9.5 mm)
Rim thickness .045 in (1.1 mm)
Case length .61 in (15 mm)
Overall length .92 in (23 mm)
Primer type Berdan or Boxer Small pistol
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
85 gr (5.5 g) Lead 705 ft/s (215 m/s) 93 ft·lbf (126 J)
98 gr (6.4 g) Lead 705 ft/s (215 m/s) 115 ft·lbf (156 J)
Source: "Cartridges of the World" [1]

The .32 S&W cartridge was introduced in 1878 for the Smith & Wesson model 1-1/2 revolver. It was originally designed as a black powder cartridge.

The .32 S&W Long cartridge is derived from the .32 S&W.

See also


  1. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (2006) [1965]. Skinner, Stan. ed. Cartridges of the World (11th Edition ed.). Iola, WI, USA: Gun Digest Books. pp. 290,337. ISBN 0-89689-297-2.  


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