Lubricated Cartridges-I have a Model 1892, .32 caliber rifle, that is not giving me the satisfaction I expected and I would like your advice regarding it. I do not like the outside lubricated, black powder cartridge, because they catch dirt, foul the barrel, and jam the mechanism in cold weather, apparently because of the heavy coating of stiff lubrication. By merely changing firing pins, I could use the center-fire, inside lubricated, smokeless powder cartridges Would I gain enough in accuracy and general satisfaction to justify me in doing so, and paying the higher price for center-fire cartridges? The rifle has a poor rear sight which blurs in the sunlight. Would you advise me to spend $3.00 for a peep rear sight?
Yes, I think you would be justified in changing to the smokeless cartridges and inside lubricated bullets and that ammunition would be far more satisfactory. The advantage of this cartridge is additional cleanliness, but it is neither more accurate nor more powerful than the .32 long, rim-fire. In regard to the sight appearing blurred, I do not think this trouble lies in the sight itself, but in its position; it is too near the eye. The only remedy is the rear peep sight and it is worth the price of $3.00 any time.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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