Handgun Cartridge Detail

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .32 S&W Long
.32 S&W Long (.32 Smith & Wesson Long)
.32 S&W Long
Case Type: Rimmed, straight
Introduced: 1896 Made For:Revolver
Cart Len:1.280-in Case Len:0.920-in
Case Dia:0.337-in Bul Dia:0.315-in
Ballistics measured with:
4-inch revolver barrel
Cartridge Variants
From:97 gr800 ft/sec138 ft-lbs
To100 gr886 ft/sec174 ft-lbs
Cartridge Used in Database
98 gr705 ft/sec115 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 69090 TKO: 3.109

This cartridge was developed for the Smith & Wesson First Model solid-frame hand-ejector revolver. The cartridge is known for its high accuracy and light recoil. It is considered by many as the smallest revolver cartridge deemed adequate for defense use.