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.303 British w/ .32 Auto (pistol) conversion?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Quoheleth, May 28, 2009.

  1. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    I was visiting one of my shut-ins today from church. As usual, our conversation ran through a good hour of gun talk. Grinning, he disappeared for a while and came back with a .303 British that looked like an SKS, but bolt-action. It wasn't the gun he wanted me to see, though. He pulled the mag out of the rifle and stripped a couple rounds out - the third was an empty and it was black. Wondering why he had such a tarnished empty in his rifle, I was curious. He set it and a factory-fresh .32 Auto (pistol) cartridge on the table. I picked them both up and gave him a "so what?" look. Then I noticed the .303 "case" was actually a chamber conversion, allowing the .32 Auto to be inserted into the conversion and fired - sort-of like a Ciener conversion for an AR.

    I'm not familiar eith either round. What are the diameters of these two bullets? Is the .32 actually a nominal .300 or is it really .32"? I don't think there's enough powder in a .32 pistol cartridge to do damage to a Mark IV .303 action, but I don't want this guy screwing something up something -- like himself!!! Is this safe? I don't know where he got the conversion. I don't think it's home-made job (I know he didn't make it) but he got it at a recent gun show, so who knows?

  2. kanook

    kanook Well-Known Member

    try this link www3.telus.net/gamegetter/
  3. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    Those adapters have been available for many years. Perfectly safe with factory ammo and a neat plinking combo. The 32 ACP uses .312 bullets.

  4. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    Thanks, guys.
    It was new to me. That doesn't always mean much, but I wanted to check...

  5. Reid73

    Reid73 Well-Known Member

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