W.R.A. Protector


#1

I have a cartridge that I can’t find in any of my books. It’s a: Rimmed center fire, Headstamp, W.R.A. Protector, Bullet Dia .295, Case length .363
Anyone know what it is? Thanks!!!


#2

The 32 Protector is shown in my July, 1892 WRA Co. catalog, but not in the 1911 catalog. Unfortunately, I have a few gaps in my reference material! It was for the Minneapolis Firearms Company Protector Pistol. The Chicago Palm (Protector?) Pistol is either a copy, or the one that Minneapolis copied. I am not sure. The load was a 40 grain bullet, 4 grains of black powder, and a No. 1 primer. It was also the only ‘pistol sized’ cartridge where bullets and cases were not available as separate components! The 1893 version of the 22 Long Rifle had a 40 grain bullet with 5 grains of black powder!