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Old 11-08-2011, 08:32 PM
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I have lately been building an addiction for the small I and J frames in .32 S&W Long. I don't know what it is about the .32 S&W Long. I know it's rather light for self-defense, but I can't seem to resist these little Smiths. I grab up every one I see in good shape and a reasonable price, maybe it's because their such nice shooters. Here are mine from oldest to youngest. I know that the oldest are too old for this section, but the majority fit here. Feel free to add comments and pics of yours:

Model of 1903 .32 Hand Ejector, 4 1/4", shipped 1904:


Post-War Transitional Improved I-frame pre-model 30, 3 1/4", shipped 1952:


model 31-1, 2", shipped 1971:


pair of model 31-1s, 3", shipped 1971 (top) & 1977 (bottom):


And, their grandson, the model 632-1, 3" .327 Federal Magnum, shipped 2010:

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I agree with you on the affection for this particular caliber. All I have at this point is a couple of Model 30-1 examples, both blue round butts, one 2", one 3". Most of the other models I'd like to have in this caliber have gone into the stratosphere, price wise, though I still hope to stumble onto something someday. Those are some nice ones you have!

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Here's my minty 1972 Model 30-1 chambered in .32 SW Long. I havent shot it yet but, I bought 2 boxes of Sellier & Bellot 100 Grain Lead Round nose rounds today and plan on giving it a workout in the next day or 2. The action feels like glass so, I'll be surprised if its not a great shooter. I love these J-frames!

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Not to be a jerk, but I don't think I've seen .32 SW Long being sold at my LGS. Do you have to order them online and how much are they?
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My LGS had 2 different brands of it yesterday. I bought the L&B, 50 rounds for $25.00.
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Not to be a jerk, but I don't think I've seen .32 SW Long being sold at my LGS. Do you have to order them online and how much are they?
The .32 S&W Long is fast becoming my favorite caliber to reload. The light powder charge (I use 1.7 g of Bulls Eye) makes for mild rounds that are a joy to shoot and lets the brass (straight sides, rimmed, easy to decap and size) last virtually forever. Lots of good bullet moulds and a fair number of precast bullets available. I picked up some "factory reloads" from Georgia Arms at a gun show to help bolster my brass supply.

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Not to be a jerk, but I don't think I've seen .32 SW Long being sold at my LGS. Do you have to order them online and how much are they?
I believe both Cabela's and Sportsman's Warehouse carry them. I recently bought two boxes made by Federal at Sportsman's.
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Hello Nframe
Nice photos - and an enjoyable thread. I collect mainly K frame target models, but it was fun to see these small frame guns.
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Several LGS folks in our little town carry .32 Long. Heck, I was shooting a match recently with mine and got an even SOFTER report . . . and discovered that I'd taken a box of .32 SHORT with me too!

.32 Long revolvers are arguably the most fun-to-shoot centerfire handgun caliber! I try to always keep at least ONE of these little revolvers in my safe . . . and for use in the field on occasion.

This one is my latest . . . and will remain with me as a solid keeper until one of my sons inherits it! Heck, I WON that match with it a couple of weeks ago, talking match organizers into letting me shoot it in the .22 rimfire handgun class . . . since it has more kick than the .22LR for sure. Even so, I won! Great little guns . . . and this one has an incredible trigger too! 1916 . . .

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Here is one that I have and yes something about them! I have not shot this in a while but it is fun to shot. Not sure of born on date? 70's I think by sr#

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Oh yeah left out it is a model 30-1
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I love my .32 four inch handejector, I can buy .32 longs from my local pawn store and gun store, they usually stock a couple boxes for me, I pay around 18-20 dollars for 50 rounds. I love to carry this gun, sometimes forget it's even in my pocket.
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Not to be a jerk, but I don't think I've seen .32 SW Long being sold at my LGS. Do you have to order them online and how much are they?
I buy the Fiocchi wadcutters online at The Sportsman's Guide for about $15.50 per box of 50 shipping included, then sell the brass to get the net price down to about $12 per box.
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Neat thread. I have equipped everyone in my Family with a S&W chambered in .32 Long Cartridge. I Gave our Daughter my daily carry Pre-30 snub when she got married and moved out of our house to her new home. I bought her Husband a Pre-30 Transitional with a 3-1/4" Barrel and recently located a Model 30-1 the First series of the J-Frame Model 30 in Nickel for my wife to carry. I carry a model 431 PD Model chambered in .32 H&R Magnum and all of them are shown below with their ship dates. Long Live the .32 S&W Long Cartridge and those of us who adore it. Regards, Hammerdown


Pre-30 shipped July 1958






My son in Law's Pre-30 that shippped in June 1950








The newest addition to our Family a Model 30-1 that I Located for my wife in Factory Nickel finish that shipped in April 1971











My 431 PD Daily Carry revolver chambered in .32 H&R Magnum that shipped in September 2006



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Neat thread. I have equipped everyone in my Family with a S&W chambered in .32 Long Cartridge. I Gave our Daughter my daily carry Pre-30 snub when she got married and moved out of our house to her new home. I bought her Husband a Pre-30 Transitional with a 3-1/4" Barrel and recently located a Model 30-1 the First series of the J-Frame Model 30 in Nickel for my wife to carry. I carry a model 431 PD Model chambered in .32 H&R Magnum and all of them are shown below with their ship dates. Long Live the .32 S&W Long Cartridge and those of us who adore it. Regards, Hammerdown
.32 snubbies are carried around here also, except mine are a little newer than most of yours. Top to bottom: 632 Airweight, 631, 631 Lady Smith.
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I have been on the prowl for a modern Model 30 in 2-inch round-butt for some time. Like everything else it seems, though I can easily remember when those things laid around in shops for years and no one even considered buying them, these days the prices are stratospheric. I recently visited a shop that had one in like-new condition, priced at over $700 - and it sold within a week. Well, I have a few .32s already, so I am not desperate.

In the meantime, I mainly enjoy shooting a K-frame that was made into a "K32 shooter," and sometimes I take the little 432PD on my walks, which is always a fun little gun to shoot. Some day, another little .32 will come along.
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I bought this one for little money a while ago just because it is cool. Nice little shooter, I carry it sometimes for nostalgia. I shoot the Fiocci wadcutters out of my .32's (also have a 16 no dash and a 16-4 and in search of a Colt OMT in .32), they are very accurate. If you shop around online you can get them for $14-15 per box.

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I'm a little partial to .32's in general.
Model 1 1/2 1st Issue Jan. 1866
Model 1 1/2 2nd Issue Jan. 1873
Model 1 1/2 NM 2nd Issue Aug. 1887
Model 1 1/2 NM 2nd Issue Mar. 1879


.32 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model Mar. 1921


.32 Double action 5th Model Apr. 1911


.32 Hand Ejector 3rd Model Aug. 1920


.32 Hand Ejector (Postwar) Pre-30 Jan. 1953
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For serious Target work, I have a Five Screw Pre-16 K-32 Masterpiece that shipped in April 1951 and a Model 16-4 that Hamilton Bowen has converted to fire the new Federal .327 Magnum which I woods carry during Deer season. Two Years ago I dropped a Large Tennessee Bob Cat with it @ 35 Yard with one of my Hand loads. You can't beat the accuracy of a .32... Nor the Velocity of the New Federal .327 Magnum.
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For serious Target work, I have a Five Screw Pre-16 K-32 Masterpiece that shipped in April 1951 and a Model 16-4 that Hamilton Bowen has converted to fire the new Federal .327 Magnum which I woods carry during Deer season. Two Years ago I dropped a Large Tennessee Bob Cat with it @ 35 Yard with one of my Hand loads. You can't beat the accuracy of a .32... Nor the Velocity of the New Federal .327 Magnum.
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Best target gun I have is this 5 screw K-32 that shipped in April 1955. Listening to some of you guys talk has me considering a .327 conversion for one of these 16-4's.
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