32EXL cartridge and 20 gauge adapter for this cartridge


#1

I came across these two items recently and would like any info about them.

This forum will only let me post one picture so the other item is a heavy brass adapter that allows this cartridge to be fired from a 20 gauge shotgun. At least that is what I think it is for. I believe this cartridge is loaded with shot pellets. It has a hard cardboard wad on the open end that is held in by a roll crimp of the brass case rim.


#2

Does the adapter have a name on it? Is it rifled? Or smoothbore?

Yes the REM-UMC sounds like it is a shot load. But being an Extra Long might not be for an adapter but for a firearm chambered for .32 Extra Long.

Usually adapters are chambered for more common case types. For instance a revolver cartridge being used in a rifle.


#3

I added quite a bit more in my most recent post. There are no markings whatsoever on the adapter. Appears to be made of one piece of brass but may have a steel insert in the muzzle end of the bore hole.

The bore hole is not rifled, just smooth which is another reason I believe it is for a shoot shell cartridge.

I could tear down the cartridge to confirm it contains shot, but kind of hate to do that.


#4

It’s shot, no need to tear it down. Does it rattle when shaken? is it heavy? if it was a blank it would be neither.


#5

The adaptor could be for a 20/.577 Alexander Henry rifle. See my post on the other thread.


#6

Ta, saw that. Think you might have nailed it, Must be something some one made to cheaply shoot his A.Henry at squirrels?