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THE ORIGINAL 32 H&R cartridge long and short not maG INFO NEEDED

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by andrewstorm, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  2. scythefwd

    scythefwd Well-Known Member

    iknow of 32 S&W sort and long.... necer heard of a 32 H&R long or short..
  3. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I use the 32 S&W/32 S&W short in my 32 H&R black powder pistols. I load them with 76 grain lead RNFP bullets made by Hunters Supply with .17cc (.85 grains weighed ave.) of Trail Boss for a reliable safe load in MY pistols.

    For the 32 S&W long I use the Missouri Bullet Cowboy#6, 100 grain RN with .5cc (2.4 grains weighed ave.) of Trail Boss for accurate safe loads in MY pistols.

    Be sure to read and follow the procedure from IMR to develop a safe max and starting load using Trail boss with your choice of bullets.

    These have proved safe and accurate in my older weak pistols and you should work up a load with caution for your firearms.
    Hope this is helpful.

    The older Ideal Lyman manuals had both these listed with loads using BullsEye or Unique IIRC.
  4. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    www.hodgdon.com has loads listed for both the 32 S&W and the 32S&W Long, you just need to load start loads if using them in older style firearms.

  5. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Flayderman makes mention of a .32 H&R Long in the H&R Shell Extracting Revolver of 1886-1888 and the Automatic Ejection DA Revolver of 1887 on.

    The .32 S&W Long did not come out until 1896, so the .32 H&R Long was a distinct cartridge from ten years earlier. The late Bill Goforth says it was only made until 1905.
    See post #3 at

    It could not have been very popular, my 1901 Sears (reprint) catalog shows H&R revolvers only in .32 S&W (not Long) and no .32 H&r ammunition.

    Note that he says not to use modern ammunition in those guns.
    I think a sound one could be shot with black powder for a while, but these are not real sturdy guns.
  6. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

    .b goforth was a gentelman and a scholar....may he rest in jesus.....Ive found the pistol cartridge lists,by a canadian cartridge collector,its very informative,and has measurements for all cartridges listed http://members.shaw.ca/cstien0/revolver.htm( search pistol cartridge lists) link is broke or my computer skills are ?
  7. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

  8. SHR970

    SHR970 Well-Known Member

    Check your PM's.

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