Ask the Marshall
- Written by Marshall Trimble
- Published April 26, 2011
Was there such a thing as a .24 caliber pistol in the Old West?
Nick R. Chilton
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.