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32 short colt out of a m1895

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Robbins290, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Member

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    i was wondering if you saftly fire 32 short colt out of a m1895 nagant revolver. i hear that you can fire 32 long and 32 h&r magnums and 32 acp with a new cylinder. wanted to ask around before i load it up. 7.62x38r is hard to find in maine. here is a pic of the ammo
     

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    There is no way a 32 short colt will ever hurt your gun. It is FAR too low pressure of a round, and the Nagant is much more over built than it gets credit for.

    The issue is lead shaving. Nagant cartridges are heavily tapered, while other 32 caliber cartridges are not. Thus they are very sloppy in a Nagant chamber. The shorter the brass, the more sloppy it will be.

    Basically, there is no way a 32 short Colt is ever going to hit the forcing cone properly. It will always be off center, or slightly yawed - thus it will shave down or partially 'splatter' when it exits the cylinder. That lead has to go somewhere, and that somewhere is usually out of the cylinder gap, at 90* to each side of the shooter.

    Dangerous for the gun? NO.

    Dangerous for you and bystanders? YES.
     
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    Oh. Thanks man. I will stick to 7.62x38. I have a box of that stuff kicking around, thought i was use it. Everyone is this forum is very helpful
     
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    That old 32 Short Colt would bring you 25+$ at a gun show. I would pay for it.
     
  5. Owen Sparks

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    Don't waste that antique ammo.
     
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    i didnt think it was worth anything.
     
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    Remington dropped that packaging style in the latter 1950's, 57 or so. They dropped the REM-UMC head stamp at the same time and went to the current R-P head stamp. They went to a softer green and white color scheme and then to the green and yellow colors and then to todays packaging. All ammunition is worth something as long as it is in good condition.
     
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    Ya, its in pretty good shape. I never seen a box that says oilproof. There is no date on the box but the last sentnce on the back says "these cartridges are specially adapted foe 32 colt, webley, and other revolvers; also marlin 1892 repeating rifle"
     
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    Prvi Partizan has the correct, brass encased rounds for $22 at AIM (50 rd box). Probably cheaper than you can get the Colt round, unless you reload.

    AIM
     
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    There haven't been any commercially produced revolvers chambered for 32 Colt since about 1915. I have one, a Colt Police Positive from 1910, ammunition is not easy to find and not many people look for it, I do, as the cases can't be formed from any other. It is different than the 32 S&W, looks the same and has about the same performance level. Sell or trade the ammo at the next gun show or at a gun club.
     
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    That sounds like a plan. A gun show will b coming up soon
     
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