Loading and Shooting the 32 COLT / Marlin 92

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Loading and Shooting the 32 COLT / Marlin 92

#1 Post by rbertalotto » Mon May 15, 2017 4:59 pm

Wrote another article to my web site about my trials and tribulations loading and shooting the obsolete 32 COLT cartridge in a Marlin 92 rifle.
Hope you enjoy it!
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#2 Post by JerryB » Mon May 15, 2017 8:48 pm

That is sure a good looking rifle, I know you must be real proud of it. I bet it is a ball to play with.
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Re: Loading and Shooting the 32 COLT / Marlin 92

#3 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon May 15, 2017 10:00 pm

I "had" a Model 1892 and a Model 92 both in 32 cal with rimfire and centerfire firing pins . I was fortunate and ran into 200 brand new pieces of REM/UMC 32 Long Colt when I first got the gun as well as a mold for the 90 grain heel bullet .
Wisners hooked me up with a couple extra center fire pins . Initially I loaded 2.5 grains of Unique in an untrimmed case and it did very well however they were to long to go thru the action . Later I trimmed the cases and only used 2 grains of Unique and still got acceptable 25 yard groups . My intention was to head shoot a couple squirrels which I eventually did . By the way well as I can remember my load clocked something like 950 FPS thru the Model 92 .

A couple years back at the Baltimore gun show I let both rifles go as well as a period correct Lyman tang sight . And my reloading stuff went to a gentleman on here .
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Re: Loading and Shooting the 32 COLT / Marlin 92

#4 Post by hayabusa » Tue May 16, 2017 1:03 am

That is a very nice lever rifle and a dedicated effort to make accurate ammo and it looks like it paid off. You sure did not take the easy way out. Congratulations.

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Re: Loading and Shooting the 32 COLT / Marlin 92

#5 Post by rbertalotto » Tue May 16, 2017 4:45 am

Thanks folks! Yes, it was a fun project if you like this kind of project.
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#6 Post by AJMD429 » Tue May 16, 2017 6:49 am

That's cool - never saw anyone reload heel-base bullets....!
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Re: Loading and Shooting the 32 COLT / Marlin 92

#7 Post by otteray » Wed May 17, 2017 4:28 pm

I was having difficulty crimping before I got the adjustable height shell base from Old West Bullet Moulds. Works pretty nice!
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#8 Post by w30wcf » Thu May 18, 2017 7:55 pm

Nice!

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Re: Loading and Shooting the 32 COLT / Marlin 92

#9 Post by rbertalotto » Thu May 18, 2017 8:04 pm

FANTASTIC! Thanks for posting this article...John, can you email me a copy for my records?
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