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How about a .32 caliber club?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by cal44mag, Mar 5, 2017.

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  1. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    In the State of Washington the hunting laws are written by idiots. The way the law is written if you've got a Beretta Jetfire .25 Auto with a factory four-inch barrel you can legally try to take large game with it. The requirement states that you must have a bore of at least 6mm fired from a factory barrel a minimum of four inches long.
     
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  3. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    The idea, I believe, was for one rule that would allow both rifle-caliber single-shot pistols and things like 4" barreled .44 Magnums. But idiots writing the rule have invoked the rule of unintended consequences, Murphy stepped up and... you know the rest.
     
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    Damn shooting the magnificent elk with a .32 revolver?:(
     
  5. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    Not something I'd try, but poachers take them with .22 rifles- a .327 Magnum is a lot more powerful than that.
     
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    Mike I can only imagine how many elk die a lingering death after being shot with a .32 hand gun. :(
     
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    I am going to err on the side of charity and assume that our forum-mate is a competent marksman and a responsible hunter. Mostly because I can too easily imagine the same thing.
     
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    I don't know the details of the hunt but saw the "hero" picture. It was not my intent to advocate the use of 32 caliber handguns for big game and I regret that my comment derailed this thread. My mistake. Personally I can't imagine choosing a Single Seven to hunt for anything larger than a 35 pound Coyote...

    Michael Tinker Pearce is exactly correct about the idiocy of our local hunting laws. Fortunately 99.99% of those drawing tags have more common sense than those writing the regulations.
     
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    After seeing these revolvers, it reminded me of another .32 I inherited, a Smith & Wesson .32-20 revolver. While I have ammo for it and have shot it, ever since I found out what it is worth in the condition it is in, it got "retired"!!

    The two dealers who checked it out for me at a gun show several years ago immediately asked if I had the box and both looked dejected when I said "no". They said that, with the box, it would have been rated at 98-100% as only a tiny bit of bluing was rubbed off of the tip of the barrel. No box dropped it to 95-98% but still worth too much to shoot. S&W .32-20 rt.jpg
     
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    Probably right for a Single Seven, but a full boat 327 Federal from a 20" rifle barrel (like the new Henry) develops around 1100 foot lbs of muzzle energy.

    Perhaps enough for smaller deer.
     
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    The condition of a firearm is the condition OF THE FIREARM ITSELF.!! Your gun is STILL a 98% gun, just without the box. If your gun is worth $XXXX amount of dollars in 98% condition, the absence of a box does not lower either the condition or the value of the gun. The presence of the original box DOES, of course RAISE the value of the overall package, but the value of the box is independent of and from the value of the gun.

    Was someone trying to talk you into selling it to them at a cheaper price?
     
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    IMG_1070.JPG I'll play, both are 31-1, 3" and 4". I also have a Single-Six 32 mag.
     
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    S&W 16-4. It's the only .32 that I have.

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    My latest- a 1903 .32 Hand Ejector. Formerly a pitted basket-case with no blueing left and 'bad timing.' The bad timing went away when I cleaned a century worth of gunk out of the mechanism. Refinished and blued mainly to preserve it until I can give it proper attention. I made a grip adapter because my big hands couldn't grip it properly. Despite a bit of pitting in the bore near the muzzle it's a tack-driver with factory RNL ammo. For now it's wearing factory grips, but if I run across the right piece of stag I'll make it some new ones.
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    Ruger LCR .327 Fed Mag here.
     
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    A pair of Colt Army Specials, 1919 front, 1922 rear. Both 6" in 32-20. Great shooters DSCF1481.JPG
     
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    Colt New Army (civilian/commercial). 1907, last year production for New Army and only produced in 32-20 from 1905 till end of production. This old girl is a great shooter but has very fragile lock work. I had to fit a new hand and hand spring to her when I got her, a labor of love!!!!! DSCF1436.JPG
     
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    S&W 432 PD
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    Kel Tec P32 Hard Chrome

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  21. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    Iver Johnson .32 S&W Model 1 Automatic Safety Hammerless, Circa 1895- with a 'Glock-Safe' Trigger a few decades early...
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  22. Michael Tinker Pearce

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    How could I have forgotten this? Circa.1949 Colt detective Special in .32 S&W Long, with a factory hammer-shroud, Franzite grips and a Tyler T-grip- The hot set-up in 1953, lol
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    This is Margaux,,,
    An 1892 French Lebel.

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    O-Kay, technically she is chambered for the 8mm Lebel cartridge,,,
    But she will fire .32 Long cartridges in a pinch.

    Does that count?

    Aarond

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    That pistol features somewhat prominently in the film "This Is the End," ostensibly as the same pistol James Franco used in "Flyboys." A very funny, if somewhat raunchy film and a strange place to see a Lebel revolver on screen, lol!
     
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