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.32 ACP in .32 S&W revolvers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by TooTech, May 7, 2007.

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  1. TooTech

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    In a separate post on this forum regarding a Colt revolver in .32 S&W long, someone mentioned that you can fire .32 ACP in a revolver chambered for .32 S&W long revolver.

    Has anyone else done this? If so, how do the .32 ACP empties look after firing? Any worrisome bulging of the cases?

    Here's the post I'm referring to:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=274936

    Thanks!
     
  2. JohnBT

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    I have never seen a cartridge interchangability list that says it's okay to shoot .32 ACP in .32 S&W and S&W Long revolvers. Of course some people have done it, but there has to be a reason the ammo companies and gun companies aren't recommending it.

    IIRC, the .32 ACP operates at a higher pressure than .32 S&W and .32 S&W Long. OTOH, the bullet diameter is a hair less. I had to look them up, .315 vs. .309.

    John
     
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    Works fine, but sometimes the ACP will get hung up under the extractor star on a DA wheelgun. The ACP is a semi-rimmed round so it doesn't have a lot of material to hang onto. Works great in SA guns though. The bullet diameter difference is so small to be insignificant and the pressures are all very low.
     
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    You can shoot it in a couple of these 100+ year old break tops collecting dust around here. I sure won't.

    John
     
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