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.32 S&W Long Rifle???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by woodsoup, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. woodsoup

    woodsoup Member

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    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:
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
  3. scythefwd

    scythefwd Senior Member

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    Woodsoup, I'm sure you could get a encore barrel made :)
     
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    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.
     
  6. Molasses

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    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.
     
  7. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Senior Member

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    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.
     
  8. MMCSRET

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    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.
     
  9. woodsoup

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    Look out Google, here I come!!!
     
  10. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Senior Member

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    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.
     
  11. dogtrainer

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    One Solution: CZ 527 in 7.62 x 39 (Little Russian)

    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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