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Was there such a thing as a .24 caliber pistol in the Old West?

mtrimbleWas there such a thing as a .24 caliber pistol in the Old West?

 

Nick R. Chilton

Marion, Ohio

I cannot recall ever reading about a .24 caliber pistol made by a major firearms company existing in the Old West era, although I would not rule out “one-of-a-kind” firearms. Small caliber pistols, like .22s, were used mostly as defensive guns, or hideaways, when the fight was up close and personal.

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