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Rifle Cartridges
U.S.A. and
some other
countries
Obsolete
U.S.A. and
some other
countries
32-40 Winchester (was 32/40 Ballard)
This caliber was introduced as the 32-40 Ballard (black powder) cartridge in 1884 for the Ballard Union Hill rifle
and was very accurate for the time, and still is today.
Then Winchester and Marlin introduced the caliber for their single-shot and lever-action rifles in 1886, so it later was
known as the 32-40 Winchester.
Other than the Winchester "John Wayne" limited edition cartridges in the 1980's, it has not been made by the major
manufacturersin many years, and is considered obsolete.
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