32 s&w long ?

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  1. No Quarter

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    It is an I frame. Tiny little thing. Weighs 16oz and change.
     
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  2. Sistema1927

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    Closest I can come is a 60 from 1972 and a 37 from 1982. Enjoy that sweet I-frame.
     
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  3. Boarhunter

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    Although a long-time shooter and reloader (45+ years), I am relatively new to the 32 long...but have rapidly become a great fan.

    I recently picked up a pristine snubby Smith model 30-1 and shoot it often with light reloads. With just a pinch of Unique or 231, it will easily put every shot, DAO, into a 6-inch Publix paper plate at 50 feet, with almost as much recoil as a 22 mini mag!

    Thumbs up to the gun and the cartridge. I just wish there were more guns available in this caliber from the major manufacturers.

    BOARHUNTER
     
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  4. Guy48065

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    My MIOB model 30 3" with 7/8/55 receipt from Woolworth's for $86.53
    Check out those corroded bullets that were in the box!

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  5. tightgroup tiger

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    Guy48065, that model 30 of yours is just about 8 years newer than my 1947 5 screw Hand Ejector.
    That's it below my 28-2.
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    I think the 32 S&W long is a decent little close range gun for carrying in the woods if you don't want to carry much weight.
    But I usually carry my SP101 with downloaded .327 rounds for woods carry.
     
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  6. Sistema1927

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    S&W 30-1 arrived today. It doesn't look like it was fired outside of the factory. I installed the Altamont faux ivory stocks with S&W logo laser etched. These fit me better than the stock magnas.
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  7. Geldarr

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    Longer brother to my INA .32!

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    It shoots really well, too.
     
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  8. GeoDudeFlorida

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    It's really rare in my neck of the swamps to see an INA in that nice of condition. Mostly they get tossed in glove boxes, under the seat, in tackle boxes, etc. and end up looking they got dipped in salt water before being tossed out the window at 60. Such a shame. They're good little guns.
     
  9. Geldarr

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    It was virtually unfired when I bought it "used" for $150 about 10 years back. I got lucky that day, for sure. If I could have found a S&W 30 or 31 in the same shape, I'm sure it would have been triple the cost (at least). It is the only INA I've come across in person.

    If the cylinder were just a little longer, I'd probably have it reamed out to .32 H&R mag, but it is an improved I frame clone, so it would severly limit bullet selection. I still love it just the same.
     
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