.32 S&W Long Rifle???


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woodsoup
October 31, 2009, 08:38 AM
Has any manufacturer ever made one? I think this would make a really fun plinker at 25-50 yards. Maybe even a tree rat popper. :what:

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Jim Watson
October 31, 2009, 08:42 AM
Marlin made a few .32 H&R Magnum lever actions.

I have read of custom .32 single shots by such people as Ed Harris but don't know of a production line model. I think it was Gil Sengel who put a new barrel on an old single shot and shot black powder .32s just for the traditional feel... and a couple of magazine articles.

scythefwd
October 31, 2009, 08:47 AM
Woodsoup, I'm sure you could get a encore barrel made :)

Speedo66
October 31, 2009, 09:18 AM
You can always use one of the inserts in .30 rifles.

http://www.mcace.com/adapters.htm

Guvnor
October 31, 2009, 09:48 AM
I would like to see more pistol caliber rifles, I think they are loads of fun.

I always thought it would be cool if they made a little .32 acp carbine like a scaled-down hi point or beretta cx4 or something. Wouldn't be much of a market for it though.

Molasses
October 31, 2009, 10:02 AM
I used to own a Remington #2 rolling block that started life as a .32RF. Gunsmith I knew had done the centerfire conversion to the breechface of the block, bored out the barrel and stuck a liner in there, chambered it for .32 S&W Long. Sweet shooting thing, very quiet with the wadcutter loadings, which also smacked the daylights right out of small critters without a lot of meat damage. The gunsmith suffered acute seller's remorse and kept reminding me that if I ever wanted to be rid of it, he wanted it back so after a couple years it went back to him. One more interesting thing about it was that someone'd apparently spent a long northern winter cooped up somewhere with that rifle and a whole peck sack of finishing brads: the whole stock and forend was covered with ornamental nailwork.

Ratshooter
October 31, 2009, 11:19 AM
I have wanted a 32 long or 32 mag SS rifle for a long time. I think you could use an H&R 22 hornet barrel and have it bored out to a 32 mag. I am not sure if a 32 long would clean up.

If you are like me you like the Rook & rabbit rifle idea. The rifle Gil Sengel rebarreled was a Martini and he did it in 357 mag. I have a Marlin in 357 and also in 32 mag. With light loads in the 32 it is as quiet as a CB22 round. And no it will not cycle 32 longs rounds through it. It will do like 2 in the mag and thats it.

MMCSRET
October 31, 2009, 02:05 PM
Marlin made some lever guns in the late 19th and early 20th century in 32 centerfire handgun cartridges. I know a few were made in 32 Colt so it stands to reason that some were made for 32 S&W as there were many more handguns chambered for S&W than for the Colt cartridge.
I'm thinking it was done on the 1897 model frame, but not sure, possibly the 1894.

woodsoup
October 31, 2009, 02:09 PM
Look out Google, here I come!!!

jim in Anchorage
October 31, 2009, 02:16 PM
Marlin made some lever guns in the late 19th and early 20th century in 32 centerfire handgun cartridges. I know a few were made in 32 Colt so it stands to reason that some were made for 32 S&W as there were many more handguns chambered for S&W than for the Colt cartridge.
I'm thinking it was done on the 1897 model frame, but not sure, possibly the 1894.
Model 1892 was made in 32 colt and would shoot the 32 RF with a interchangeable firring pin. I would love to own one as I have 200 rounds of 32 RF stashed.

dogtrainer
October 31, 2009, 07:56 PM
I have one and I load the small cartridge with 32 caliber bullets and small to medium charges of pistol powder. I get MOA with the Hornandy 85 and 100 grain XTP bullets.

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