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H&R model 732

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Guvnor, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Guvnor

    Guvnor Well-Known Member

    Was looking at an h&r model 732 in .32 s&w long, with 2.5 inch barrel manufactured in the 80's. I know nothing about these little guns but i like them for some reason. I have owned h&r shotguns and rifles and they are good workhorse guns, were the revolvers equally reliable?

    The gun is in great shape, some minor finish imperfections but otherwise flawless. Looks like somebody bought it, put a box of ammo through it, then stashed it in a sock drawer for 30 years. Georgia arms makes a pretty hot (for .32 s&w at least) JHP load that might give this little thing some teeth but still have low recoil. Im thinking a good little glove box or tackle box gun.
  2. 303 hunter

    303 hunter Well-Known Member

    They are decent guns. I have a 9 shot 22 that has been great for many years. Parts are still available for most models.
  3. Stainz

    Stainz Well-Known Member

    I have a 2.5" 5-shot NEF R73 in .32 H&RM - similar to the H&R 732 you are looking at except for the caliber (.32 H&RM vs .32 S&WL) and the five vs six shot cylinder.


    Observations after getting my R73 early this year:

    1. With my homebrew .32 S&WLs, it hits low 7-12yd.

    2. It's not a S&W! It has a miserable trigger - stiff and creep in both DA & SA.

    3. For close in 'support', I suppose it's okay... but my 642 (.38) instills more faith.


    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    I have a 734, same as the 732 but with a 4" barrel. I cast and hand load for it and a dozen other 32 revolvers. For the money it is a great little belt gun, goes fishing, hiking and gopher shooting with me. Rear sight is adjustable for windage and the trigger has smoothed out nicely for what it is. I like it.
  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    I have an 832 with a 3" barrel and it is fun to shoot. I like the .32 Long. It has been a dependable gun with a pretty nice SA & DA trigger. It isn't a tack driver, but it reasonable accurate.


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  6. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    I love the 732 revolver. I regret not buying one in new condition for $120 a couple years back.
  7. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    I had one and didn't like it. It worked and it was reliable, but that's all I can say about it other than it was, shall we say, unrefined.

    Otoh, it was free. My aunt gave it to me when she retired from nursing at Johns Hopkins. She worked and lived in downtown Baltimore for 40 years.

    She gave me the gun as soon as she moved back to the country.

  8. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    Got my 732 H&R practically new for under $100 cash. It's not as 'refined' as a Smith & Wesson. The trigger pull isn't as nice. But with my handloaded 32 Longs it shoots well and carries in a pocket holster while I'm on the tractor. I worked up my own loads that are a bit hotter and it eats them up with no stress.

    And yes, it IS pinned & recessed...

    (not mine, but identical)
  9. jfremder

    jfremder Well-Known Member

    My father had one that I had to repair, even though it had rarely if ever been fired. The piece of plastic at the top of the hammer spring had disintegrated from the lubrication, rendering it it worthless. I found a metal replacement part at Brownells, for a similar model that brought it back to life.

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