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Posted: February 28 2018 at 7:21pm | IP Logged Quote steven

I have a 1st generation colt looking for safe ammo and a utuber mentioned that the gun is a blackpowder frame and a handload should be black powder.will somebody steer me in the right direction,i don't want to blow up this classic. thanks steve

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Posted: March 01 2018 at 3:32pm | IP Logged Quote RT58

Are you looking for a source of loaded BP ammo or information on loading your own?

I don't have a lot of info on either, but maybe nobody noticed your first post and we can get their attention.
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Posted: March 01 2018 at 7:05pm | IP Logged Quote Ranch 13

If you're thinking about loading blackpowder, it's not a big deal, use enough 2f
powder to fill the case so the bullet compresses the powder just a touch when
it's fully seated. Be sure the bullets are lubed with a good blackpowder
cartridge lube.
Most 32-20 smokeless loads are fine for the colt. I would recommend skipping
any loads with trail boss, pressures are to high and velocity to low.
Unique is a good powder for the 32-20 handguns.

The most expensive bullet there is isn't worth a plug nickel if it doesn't go where its supposed to.
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Posted: March 29 2018 at 9:17pm | IP Logged Quote Gunzee

That's a great tip. I've been reading about that too and some
sources can be very confusing. Anyway, thanks for the information
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