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I've got a couple of those for 32acp in 30-06. Oldies from an estate sale some years back. Buried somewhere in the mini-cave also have a few more from the Mel Tappan era ( 22 in 223, 30 carbine in 308). Slow shootin' but fun on occasion.
 

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I like to use the 32acp in .30-06 Bannerman conversion M91 I have. Really is just like a cap gun.
 

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in my experience, knocking the fired case out of the adaptor takes most of the fun out of shooting a really heavy .32 firearm
 

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Auxilliary Cartridges, Chamber Adapters, Cartridge Holders, Sub Caliber Cartridges, whatever you want to call them, have been around since the 19th century. For civilians, they gave the option of using a big game rifle for plinking or small game. For the military, they were a way to train troops without expending a large amount of full caliber ammunition. They were even used in artillery ammunition.

Collecting them can be a specialty on its own and some of the rarer ones can command high prices.

Just a small sampling of the different types.

Ray
 
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