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Old October 15, 2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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Love my 32's

I have a long standing love affair with the 32 caliber revolver. Started in 1985 with my first 32 H&R Single six. I still have big bores, but I really love going through 400 rds of 32 in an afternoon and not ending up with a case of the flinches. Great caliber to transition to center fires from rimfires. My daughter started at 9 with the 32 H&R.[IMG]jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 15, 2014, 11:47 PM   #2
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Waiting for my Single 7 in 327 Fed to arrive. Don't know how long the waiting list is...

Should look a lot like yours, but 7 rounds instead of 6, and a longer cylinder.
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Old October 16, 2014, 12:02 AM   #3
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Mee too!!! Starting to get a little collection going now.

From top down starting left.
Smith&Wesson Hand eject in 32-20
Colt Police Positive Special in 32-20
Ruger Single 7 in 327 magnum.
Taurus M327 in 327 Magnum
H&R 732 in 32 S&W L



In this image sitting with the other 32-20's is my Savage Model 23 Sporter in 32-20



So yea I guess I like 32's also.
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Old October 16, 2014, 12:25 AM   #4
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I love 32s as well. Have 3 currently, 2 cheapo snubs and a mint 3" smith and wesson 30-1. That j frame is sweet and it's killing me to wait for my birthday to use it...but a 30 on my 30th seems right
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Old October 16, 2014, 01:14 AM   #5
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Got three .32s in the pistol locker (Beretta Tomcat in .32 ACP, a SP101 in .32 H&R, and a S&W 431 also in .32 H&R.) Love shooting all three.

Also just had my Martini Cadet sleeved for .327 Fed. That hasn't worked out as well. All the factory .327 cases will chamber nicely, but the fired case won't extract. I have to tap the fired brass out with a brass rod after each shot.

The Martini does eject spent .32 H&R Mag cases, but roughly 10% of the factory .32 H&R Mag rounds won't allow the falling block breach to fully close. Still trying to figure this out.
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Old October 16, 2014, 06:37 AM   #6
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Don't currently own any, but love shooting them and hope to get a S&W 432.
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Old October 16, 2014, 06:45 AM   #7
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No .32s in my collection at this point in time but would like to find a Walther PP or PPK and a Colt Model 1908 in that caliber. Would love a Single Seven with a 4 5/8" barrel.
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Old October 16, 2014, 07:39 AM   #8
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Also have a new Ruger on order, just got to watch and wait. Post up when you get yours please!!!
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Old October 16, 2014, 08:26 AM   #9
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Smile

I have one of the new Single Sevens, and it's a beauty. Great fit and finish and groups 1 1/2" at twenty yards. Will shoot .327, .32 H&R, .32 S&W, and .32 acp. By far the best home yet for the .327

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Old October 16, 2014, 08:42 AM   #10
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A S&W in .327, a NEF in .32H&R nearly unused, an FEG AP7.65 and a CZ70. Love 'em.
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Old October 16, 2014, 09:40 AM   #11
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I don't have any .32 revolvers but I have 4 Colt Pocket Hammerless pistols in .32 and I reload for that caliber. So I'm a genuine .32 aficionado and charter member of the .32 club!

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Old October 16, 2014, 11:24 AM   #12
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I have a model 30 S&W and love the little revolver. The Single Seven looks to be a winner.
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Old October 16, 2014, 11:58 AM   #13
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Taurus 32 H&R
Russian Nagant
Beretta Tomcat
FEG PP "clone"

I love them all. My ten year old daughter shoots them for fun when 22s get boring. The two revolvers shoot 32acp just fine, and that is a cheap and relatively easy round to find. I am quite comfortable with 32 H&R for self defense. If you like the Walther, check out the FEG. I got mine from a surplus place for $149 and it is EXCELLENT. There is more than one model - I believe that mine is called an AP9.
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Old October 16, 2014, 05:41 PM   #14
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I have a S&W 632, colt PP in 32-20, colt PP in 32 S&W, ruger 32 H&H birdseye grips, ruger blackH in 327, colt 1903 mfg in 1915 with pearl grips and a 7 1/2 inch single seven coming.

Guess I qualify for admission for 32 cal anonymous membership. :-))))))))))

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Old October 16, 2014, 05:43 PM   #15
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I don't have any .32 revolvers but I have 4 Colt Pocket Hammerless pistols in .32 and I reload for that caliber. So I'm a genuine .32 aficionado and charter member of the .32 club!

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Say what do you load in your hammerless 32s ??
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Old October 16, 2014, 09:42 PM   #16
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2 - Russian Nagants
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Not Revolvers
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Am saving now for a Single Seven .327
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Old October 16, 2014, 09:53 PM   #17
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My go to load for .32 acp is Rim Rocks 75 gr. hard cast lead flat nose bullets (the same bullet Buffalo Bore uses to make their .32 acp) with CCI small pistol primers and enough Unique to push 'em over 1050 fps and get 200 fpe.

I can't publish that load 'cause I'd hate for someone to get hurt as they are hot and not for all pistols. 2.3 gr. of Unique is pleasant, 2.6 seems to duplicate most factory .32 acp.



I use mostly Fiocchi brass but like Winchester as well...the lead flat noses can be iffy for feeding in some pistols but do fine in and of my 4 Pocket Hammerless Colts if the ramps are polished. My little Colts and hand loaded .32 is a lot of fun for point shooting as the hot .32 loads get a bit more punch (and some satisfying action on water filled cans, milk jugs, etc!) yet the recoil is still pretty mild and accuracy outstanding....the sights are useless but I tend to point shoot almost exclusively anymore and the 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless pistols point like a finger and easliy get palm sized groups at 21' from the point!

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Old October 16, 2014, 10:40 PM   #18
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Another .32 fan.

I have them in .32 ACP, .32 Long, .32 Mag, & .32-20, in revolvers and autos. I have one .32 Long in an auto. Sweet shooter. And a .32 Seecamp I carry sometimes.
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Old October 16, 2014, 10:40 PM   #19
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My 32 stable

I guess I'm not the only 32 lover. I've had my Single 7 for about two weeks. The 32 H&Rs I had since 1985. Love the accuracy of the little cartridge.[IMG]jpg[/IMG]The load fired at 1260 fps with 85 gr XTP , 11.5 grs Lil gun. 1 1/2 " at 25 yds [IMG]jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 16, 2014, 10:43 PM   #20
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Very nice.
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Old October 16, 2014, 11:45 PM   #21
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I have several old and one new 32 ACP pistols, but no revolvers yet. I enjoy plinking away with them.

I am hoping to find a S&W Model 16 at some point soon. A 32-20 would be way cool but I will probably end up with one of the modern 32 cartridges.
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Old October 17, 2014, 07:42 AM   #22
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While the Model 16 is pricey these days, it is a superb shooter that you will certainly enjoy it.

When we get even older and can't handle to big recoil any more, we can still shoot our .32 revolvers. I can see myself at 85 or 90 (If I get there) still shooting my .32 revolvers.

I'll also still be able to shoot my Benelli in .32 Long. Woohoo. It's good to have a plan.
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Old October 17, 2014, 07:50 AM   #23
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I am the keeper of

my daughters Ruger Vaqueritos in 32 H&R Mag. They are the first one with the smaller gripp in bright stainless. I had the grip strps engraved by Jim Downing. These were her Cowboy guns since she was 9. There is an absolutely pristine J frame Smith at the local gun store in 32 Long right now. It has the 3 inch barrel. It is tighter than the proverbial bank vault and doesn't have a scratch. They want $400. If anyone is interested let me know. I am going there this afternoon.
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Old October 17, 2014, 09:52 AM   #24
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Another fan here. Have the Ruger Single-Six in 32 mag. I like it better than the 22lr Single-Six. It's good with magnums but absolutely shines with 32 long. I had read for years that 32 long was accurate but didn't think it would do that with my "marksmanship". To my delight and surprise, it does. I would love to have a Contender in 32 mag. Don't know if they were ever offered.

I haven't done the math but wonder if my cast bullet reloads are cheaper than 22lr at current prices.

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Old October 18, 2014, 06:22 PM   #25
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Bullrun I beleive T/C used to have a 32 mag barrel but IIRC they made it with a .308 barrel.

Count me in on being a 32 caliber fan. I have:

Two Ruger Single Sixes with 5 1/2" barrels.

Three S&W 32 longs, A 2" model 30-1, A 3" model 30-1 with Mustang grips and a model 31-1 with a 4" barrel. I have the boxes with both model 30s.

I have two S&W 32 mags, a 431PD and my holy grail gun, a model 631 with adjustable sights and a 4" barrel.

I have a Manurhin/Walther made in 1957, the same year I was made, in 32acp. My buddy and I are going to order two of the FEG Walther copies from Aim Surplus in the next couple of days.

And last but not least I have a Marlin 1894 in 32 mag. Its in perfect condition with the box. I bought it new for around $600 several years ago and have only shot about 100 rounds through it.

Yep, I like 32s.
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