Re: a discussion on another Forum.
The S&W Revolving Rifle was essentially a long-barelled New Model No 3 with an attachable butt stock. I have always thought that it was chambered for the 32-44 cartridge but in Roy Jink’s book it says the cartridge was the 320 S&W. There are 32 cal cartridges with flush seated bullets and a case length of 1.480" which is too long for the New Model No 3 cylinder which is 1.438". Some think that these are the Revolving Rifle cartridges, but they won’t fit.
So, does anybody know what the 320 S&W rifle cartridge is? The RR was made starting in 1879 which would mean it pre-dated the 32-20 W cartridge.