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Old 01-11-2020, 10:25 PM
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Shooting is an odd hobby.

I had been going bigger and hotter for several years; 357 Maximum, 44 mag when I got to shoot an old friend, the 32-20 WCF. I grew up in the tiny Texas town of Albany; nothing but cowboys. Of course my first real gun was a Colt first gen. In 32-20, it was a joy to shoot those mild loads to learn. My step-dad had the matching Winchester lever gun which I hunted with for years.

Now, I'm going the other direction, smaller and hotter; little pills going very fast. This last year, I acquired wheel guns that are like tanks; the Ruger Buckeye convertible with both 32-20 and 32 H&Rmag cylinders, and the Ruger Blackhawk 8 in 327 federal magnum. The Buckeye shoots 3 calibers. The BH shoots 3 different calibers as well. Guys, that's fun.

To show how crazy I am, I also acquired a 32-20 barrel for my T/C. Then at SAR, I got a beautiful 1915 Army Special in 32-20. If not careful, addiction can rule your life. It's great fun being a junky, until you get the bill.

I am handloading some fire-breathing Dragon rounds that hit 1600fps. My handloading is working overtime to produce dozens and dozens of different recipes and I love it. I've gotten into powder coating all my bullets and I feel like I've discovered a new arena for playtime. I enjoy silhouette and these new beauties are superb at distance, 100 yards or so.

Anyone else shooting or handloading the .32s ? Care to share a few recipes and what you're shooting.

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Old 01-11-2020, 10:34 PM
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I like the various 32 cal revolvers. I taught my son basic revolver marksmanship and reloading with a 4" J Frame in 32 S&W. My favorite 32 is a S&W Hand Ejector in 32/20.

I use a 115 grain RN cast bullet sized .312" over the proper charge of Bullseye or Unique in both revolvers.
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Not into the new hot rounds (yet), but love the old .32 S&W Long....

Here's a few...



From top: 3" bbl, shipped December, 1957, next, 2" bbl, shipped August 1954, bottom, 3 1/4" bbl, shipped August 1923.


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Old 01-11-2020, 10:52 PM
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32 Long here. I only have one, a model 31 made in the 60's sometime. It would be a good revolver for a young person to hunt with. I wish I had that when I was hunting rabbits in my youth in AZ. Perfect small game revolver. Easy to load for also. Not sure why S&W no longer makes those. Ammo is expensive if you have to buy it.
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First 32 was a model 1 1/2 spur trigger top break, Now I have a 32 20 that I reamed a K frame 22 cylinder to 32 long for, a couple of J frame 32 longs, A 16-4 in 32 H&R that I reamed a 22 cylinder to 327 mag for. Fun little rounds. Can be a pinker, bunny shooter or a fairly hot little round when loaded up near max with a good bullet. A 4" gun that will handle everything from 32 shorts to 327mags would be a great camp gun.
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32S&W, 3.5in new departure double action

32S&W long, 3in model31, 4in colt police positive special and Remington model 4 rolling block converted to centerfire.

32h&r mag, 5.5in ruger single six

32wcf, Winchester 92src, 1885 high wall and a model 2 Remington rolling block.
I’m still on the hunt for the right 327 federal mag.
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32S&W, 3.5in new departure double action

32S&W long, 3in model31, 4in colt police positive special and Remington model 4 rolling block converted to centerfire.

32h&r mag, 5.5in ruger single six

32wcf, Winchester 92src, 1885 high wall and a model 2 Remington rolling block.
I’m still on the hunt for the right 327 federal mag.
I have been hunting a .32-20 roller for 45 years. I'm seldom jealous of another's firearms, but this time, I am.

oddshooter,

I bought my first .32, a .32-20 S&W, in 1975. Skeeter Skelton had written about them, so they must be good, right?

Since then, I have owned a target M&P, another standard M&P, a Colt Official Police and three Police Positive Specials. I had a Cimarron SAA and a Model P Jr (7/8 size SAA). This Jr has two cylinders, a .32-20 and a .32 H&R Magnum, which I rechambered to .327 Federal Magnum. I had a Marlin 1894CL .32-20 and a Martini-Henry in .32-20.

I have had three .32 Long I frames, a M30 and two Regulation Police revolvers, a pre-war and a post war. I had a M16-4 in 6".

I have a M15 that I am converting to .327 Federal Magnum, with a spare .32-20 cylinder. I'm using a 6" M53 .22 Jet barrel. The Jet barrel has a half lug, like a M19. I am also converting Model 4 Remington .32 rimfire rolling block to .32 Long.

Yes, I have a .32 affliction. Matter of fact, I'm just about et up by that .32 bug.
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I shoot a lot of 32. That BH will shoot a total of five different rounds. 327 is very versatile
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Just recently got my first one...31-1 from 1967...bought 5 boxes of new ammo and some dies....cant wait!..thinking I would like one with rear sights...mod.16's bring high prices..not sure what to do?
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I have Blackhawks in 32 H&R as well as the 327. In the S&W I have a pair of the 327 in the 632-1model.
Finally, a SP101 in 327.
Must make me a fan!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yep, fan here. Just paid $300 for 500 rounds of Black Hils .32 Mag from Midway. This should get me through several months of .32/.327 shooting as i rotate through my collection.
I have been carrying my Ruger Lcrx .327 all winter here in CT and depending on the weather i either load it with 6 85 grain .32 Mag jacketed hollow point Federal or Black Hills, or Federal .327 Hydra Shoks. I feel very comfortable its enough. I also walk in the woods with the .327 Lcrx, but use the American Eagle 85 grain jacketed soft point for that task.
I don't reload, and the ammo is pricey, but there are enough deals and coupons where you can kind of get the price down to the high end of normal.
I have been shooting more .32 Mag than .327 and i find that either round is easy to shoot through the Lcrx although you do get a noticeable difference in recoil and report with the .327. Both are very accurate.
Big fan here. I think the various 6 round .32 snubby packages are very underappreciated.
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Also had a 4 inch 16-4. They inflated in price and I sold it to buy several other guns.
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I love my Ruger SP101 in .327 Federal Mag. I mainly shoot 32 s&w shorts and longs for fun. My 11 year old loves it too! Wish I could find a Contender barrel in that too!

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I've kind of had a nodding acquaintance with 32 for a few years. A couple of #1 1/2's in .32 S&W, (and 3 in .32 RF), a 1st, a 2nd, and a 3rd model .32 Safety Hammerless, and a .32 Safety Bicycle gun. 2 pre mod 30's and a 30-1. More modern a 432PD in .32 H&R a 431PD in 32 H&R, and a 16-4 in 32 H&R (haven't reamed it out yet, bur maybe someday).












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My venture in to .32ís actually started with .327 Federal. My bro-in-law bought the early Ruger SP-101 when it was fairly new to market and that was just before Obama was elected the first time and most of us will remember that EVERYTHING from the market disappeared along a time line and .327 Federal ammo and the components to handload it was swept along in that chaos also. Long story short, the dearth of components had me attempting to brainstorm options for my own needs and for feeding my 4.2Ē barreled GP-100 in .327 Federal.

I wanted to experiment with a stoutly constructed bullet that also didnít cost a heap of money so that I could bench rest the revolver and shoot at steel plates on the rifle range, hitting targets from 100 to 300 yards with .327 Federal.

I decided to try a heavily plated rifle bullet made by Xtreme that was marketed for the 7.62x39/AK-47. Here we had a .311Ē slug of 123 grain weight but most importantly to my needs (if it worked...) was that they were sold in boxes of 500. Hornady XTPís are fantastic bullets but if you compare prices, these AK-47 slugs from Xtreme are dirt cheap in comparison.

This is what she looks like next to an XTP when ready to go make noise. Iím running them with a dose of AA#9. Iíve settled in on a load that runs about 1,150 fps at the muzzle with zero signs of high pressure and room to go faster.

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Did not know I was a fan until until I started counting .32s, .32 Mag. And 327 mags. Must be a fan.

So far one I enjoy the most is an M&P in .32 that a member here on the forum let me become its temporary caretaker.
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From the op:

Thanks so much for the posts. and the pics were terrific. The collections several of you have is hard to grasp how long that took; a lifetime? There seems to be two distinct crowds; one shooting older, more sedate rounds and another shooting the fire-breathing dragon rounds.

I find myself in both camps having a cup of coffee around the fire.
I like the new better steel hawglegs as well as the vintage wheelies.
I learned on the light recoil SAA, and still love it. However, the 1600fps federal mags for long distance steel are fabulous.

I'm amazed that so many of you shoot factory loads. Expensive is an understatement of the year. I get nice 38s and 357s for around a quarter each. The 32s are over twice or thrice that. That doesn't seem right. I'm too frugal (cheap) to go that route; plus my cylinders/barrels all seem to like different recipes of powder and bullets. So handloading just fits me.

By the way, the T/C 32-20 barrels are known as 30-20s I believe. They are closer to a .308 or .309 diameter rather than the more standard .312. Most manufacturers build .313 or .314. I have a scoped Contender I shot this week and it is superb; high speed, without that B/C gap, shooting tiny little groups at distances from 100 to 200 yards. That's fun.

I have always believed that the 38 spl and the 357mag/max offered the most versatility, but these little 32s are giving them a run for their money. It offers years of trying new bullets, new powders, new recipes, in different calibers. From original creation of the 32-20 in 1873 to the federal mag in 2007.

My addiction dictates that the S&W 16-4 must come to daddy. I'm lusting for one badly. My grail gun is still the Dan Wesson multi barrel kit in 32-20. I finally scored a RARE scoped DW in 32 H&R and paid a small fortune ($2200). I couldn't help it, after years of searching, it was the first one I had seen, let alone having it for sale. The 32-20 is even more RARE. Never even heard of one for sale.

Someone asked about moving into the 327fm. That hot, hot, little caliber has some real kick to it. Not to mention the crack/blast that hits your ears. I've had a Max wheel gun blow up in my hands, so that 45,000psi limit for the 327 has my full attention. I have the Ruger Blackhawk 8 that is built Ruger tank tough. It's heavy enough to tame that recoil to nothing. Do your searches and find one of the few used ones. Other 327s make me nervous. I acquired a Single 7 in 327 a few weeks ago and it is a toy in comparison. After 2 rounds it is on its way back to the mothership. The GP100 looks tough enough, but it is just so damned ugly IMO; and I've got a dressed up beauty in 357mag.

Would someone please tell me about shooting your 16-4s. Ammo, velocities, group size, distance...
I would also love comments about only using 327fm brass for 32 long and H&Rmag loads in a 327 handgun.

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Gil, hereís a picture of the model 2 rolling block. It is by far my favorite rifle to take for a walk in the woods. Itís 5.5 pounds have a 3lb trigger pull and print 2 inch groups at 100 yards. It showed up at a local black rifle shop as a trade in. I was more than happy to relieve them of it for the asking price.
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I got brass in 32S&W long, 32H&R, & 327FedMag. Got bullets. No gun yet.
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Hello, my name is Froggie and I'm a 32-aholic.

I started with a pre-WW I Regulation Police, but really hit my stride with my Blackhawk 8 shooter, Project 616 and recreated Model 16-3. I had a Buckeye Combo 32 and 6" Model 16-4, that I let get away from me, but that's too difficult to talk about.

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Hello, my name is Bastogne71 and I’m a 32-aholic also.

It all started when I saw a just released S&W model 631 at a local gun show. I thought it would be the perfect companion to my model 63 - a centerfire kit gun. Next was a model 332 then a model 16-4 followed by a lovely model 31-1.
Next, because S&W will not build me one on a K frame, I was forced to get a Ruger SP-101. Last was a Ruger Single Seven, my only single action pistol.
Oh yes! There is a Marlin 1894CB in the safe chambered in 32 Mag but that’s a rifle. Does that count as well?

The most consistent loads for accuracy and velocity in my 16-4 is Hodgdon’s maximum load of LilGun with A Hornady 100gr XTP

I guess I’m addicted
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.32-20 WCF for me, with home cast 77 to 92 grain bullets, fired through my Colt Police Positive Special, made in 1911. Bullseye or Unique for powder.
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Let me know when you tire of it. It would make a nice companion to my 4 3/4" Cimarron Model P Jr, using the .32-20 cylinder.
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It wouldn't be "authentic" but if Uberti would make a second, 327 FM cylinder for their more than excellent 32-20 copy of their SAA, I would have to buy one. The 32-20 is definitely a sweetheart in that platform.

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Well, I just started with the .32 addiction. Ruger Single Seven Birdshead in hand, Single Seven 4 5/8Ē barrel with XS Big Dot Sight arriving Wednesday and a Henry Carbine in .327 Federal Magnum next on the list.
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I have a Pre-31 and a Ruger SSM 32 H&R. I go the other way, the 32 long gets about 700 fps and the 32 Mag gets 950. With a 100 gr bullet it does all I need a small game gun to do and with homecast at cheaper than 22 prices.
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Picked up a M&P .32-20 in the late 80's at an Indy gun show for under $100. It was used and appeared to be Pre-war with the big hammer. Action was pretty good and I bought a box of .32-20 at the show.

Holy Cow! That box of .32-20 was louder than any .357 Magnum I ever shot. It turned out the .32-20 ammo that I bought was loaded for M92 Winchester rifle!

I kept the M&P .32-20 for a year or so and never found any .32-20 factory or custom loaded PISTOL ammo, so I traded it off for what I don't remember.

I've always regretted not keeping it and getting .32-20 dies and loading my own and possibly gotten another K frame cylinder to use for .32 S&W and .32 Mag.

Rear sight is always better that fore sight.

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Here's my cute little Colt "Pocket Positive"...like S&W, they made a real fine revolver back in the day....



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You weak-willed people disgust me. I don't have a .32 problem.

I mean, I do have a .32 H&R Magnum fixed sight Ruger Single Six that CDNN was closing out at a bargain price back in 2006. Then a couple of months later I saw a cute little .32 Long Regulation Police at a gun show, again at a bargain price. Of course I had to have a nickel one too, and one with a 6" barrel. Later on I realized that the Single Six was available in .32 H&R with the 9-1/2" barrel (and adjustable sights of course) so that was a necessity.

Then there's the 6" 16-4 in .32 H&R that I needed because I already had the 17-6 .22 with the full underlug (I didn't get the 14-5 .38 until quite a few years later.) And the 16-3 in .32 Long to go with the other Masterpieces in .22 and .38. And certainly nobody could fault me for getting the .32 Long Colt Officers Model to go with the .22 and .38 caliber Colts, and Taurus Model 76 in .32 H&R and Alfa Proj .32 Long for the same reason.

Model 16-4 in the middle.
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And prewar .32 Long target revolvers are precious few so surely I can be forgiven for branching out to .32-20 in the S&W 1905 Target Model, which needed a fixed sight M&P to go with it. And a Colt Official Police .32-20 for balance and might as well pick up a Police Positive Special in that caliber as well. Not to mention the Police Positive Special Target Model in .32 Police (same as .32 S&W Long). And Cimarron makes such a nice copy of the SAA in .32-20, and then there was the nicely refinished Marlin 1894 with octagonal barrel, again at a bargain price.

Some .32-20s.
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Of course the .327 is such an interesting caliber that I wanted a Masterpiece in that caliber and since S&W doesn't make one, I had Andy Horvath put one together for me with an 8-3/8" barrel for maximum performance. I got a Ruger Single Seven .327 in stainless with the 7-1/2" barrel but it wasn't exactly what I wanted, so I bought a blue Single Seven and am having a 9-1/2" .22 barrel rebored to .32 so I'll have one to match my .32 H&R Ruger.

Custom 8-3/8" Masterpiece in .327 Federal Magnum.
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Then there's the S&W Bicycle Gun in .32 S&W (not Long) and an actual Harrington and Richardson in .32 H&R - I mean, you can't not have these, right?
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There are probably a couple of others I missed but anyway, I don't have a problem, you guys have got the problem.
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^^^ Quitting .32's is easy... I have done it many times.
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In addition to the spicy .327 Federal that I load, I also load wadcutters in .32 S&W Long for this tack driver:

It’s a Walther GSP-c, this one made back in 1986. It is likely the most capable semiautomatic pistol that I own.

What’s fun is that it is not legal in Chicago or New York State. Because it’s magazine does not fit inside it’s grip, they believe that this 5-shot wadcutter flinger is an “assault pistol.”
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If SW would make a model 686 in 327mag with 7 rounds I'd be all over that instantly
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As I have watched this thread develop and thought about the 32s I have, have had, and have seen listed, I come to the following conclusion; No matter how many of them I have, I'll always need just one more!

In the S&W realm, I really need a 32-20 K-frame Target as well as a 32 S&W L "kit gun" with 3 or 4" barrel and adjustable sights. Then the Model 631 revolver with 4" barrel and adjustable sights all built on a stainless package would be nice.

For Rugers, I'd really like to get back the Buckeye Special I once had with cylinders for 32 H&R and 32-20, but I'd probably be accused of being a Philistine for having it rechambered for 327 Fed Mag.

Then with my unlimited funds in my dream world I would buy a Marlin lever gun in 32 H&R (Model 1894?) and custom build a Ruger #3 Carbine in 327 Fed Mag.

Then I would be perfectly satisfied... until the next new 32 came along!

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What a great plinking/small game round. I picked up a Uberti Low wall in 32-20 about twenty years ago that I really like. I can hit a 12" gong pretty consistently with the irons at 200 yards with factory ammo.

More recently I acquired one of the 5,000 short run new production Moroku model 53s that came out in 1990. A really nice looker, with some gorgeous wood. I got some dies and am still working up a load for it. H-110 is showing promise but we are not there yet.

One of these days I will happen across a revolver chambered in this very cool little round.
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I confess, there a few .32's. A couple in the original .32 S&W, a few in .32 S&W long, a couple in .32 New Police, even some Owl Headed ones. There's a bunch more in .32-20. Here you go...
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Just last year, I thought I had all the revolvers I would ever need. I had beautiful wheelguns in the vault that hadn't been dancing in years. I had given my heart away to the 357 Maximum; and I believe in loyalty.

Then that little slut, the 32, entered my life waving her cute little XXX. I was like a noodle. My determination and faithfulness vanished in a cloud of smoke (VV N340). I was lost. I couldn't think about anything but her.
Thus began my journey into the abyss.

… When I hold you in my arms (ooh, oh, yeah)
And I feel my finger on your trigger (ooh, oh, yeah)
I know nobody can do me no harm (ooh, oh, yeah)
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She got a .38 special but I believe it's most too light
I got a 32-20, got to make the caps alright
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For all you folks who like history and excellent old load manuals check out this Sharpe's 1937 Manual. It's a free download (big file, be patient) or read online.
The 357 mag must have been brand new and those loads are HOT.

I love the stories up front, but you got to check out the 32 section.

http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerd...20-%201937.pdf

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I have a little one, a few little bigger ones, and one bigun'. All the smaller ones seem to bow down to the big one. I think the .32 caliber handguns are the most fun ones to shoot. I don't shoot them near often enough.
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I only have one. A little pre model I frame that was my grand dads.

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My only .32 at present - a Colt SAA in .32-20 from 1919.....
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A couple of months ago I inherited a somewhat distressed looking nickel plated Regulation Police. I cleaned it up a bit and took it to the range, not really expecting much. The first 6 rounds of Remington .32 Long off hand at 15 yards delivered 1.5Ē group. I was pleasantly surprised. Iíve run a few boxes thru it since, it performs flawlessly. Now Iím looking for more .32ís to add to the menagerie.
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the I frame has a [relative] stiff trigger and the flat latch isn't the easiest to use for my daughter. The LCR has the best trigger of any J frame sized gun I've had the fortune of shooting. I'd love one day to a 4" K frame .32 Long.
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I have some .32's.

Model 31-1, 2" Barrel

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Model 31-1, 3" Barrel

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Oooops! I forgot my my custom Model 16.....
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LEO,

One of these days we have to swap a few lies and shoot some steel. The SAA and the 16 you posted are my two current lusts.

I saw a very nice SAA in 32-20 at SAR, but the price was $4,250 firm. I never see the 16 for sale in AZ.

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Wasn't much on the .32s until the .327 came out...since then I have fallen hard...

Pre-.327, I had a bunch of Ruger Single-Sixes, but usually I would find one cheap, shoot it for a couple of months and then sell it to someone who would appreciate it...

Since the .327 came out I have or have had:
Freedom Arms 97 6.5"
S&W Model 53 converted by JRH to .327
S&W 632 PRO, which was traded for a:
S&W 16-4 4"
Ruger SP101 3" with the small adjustable sight
Ruger LCR 2"
Ruger Single-Six stainless Birdshead 4 5/8" .32 H&R
Ruger Single-Six 4 5/8" blue .32 H&R

Only other one I am waiting for is the Ruger LCRX3". If S&W would bring out a 60-15 PRO 3" I would gladly own one..

Heading out shooting shortly... The new to me Ruger Single-Six 4 5/8", a new Beretta 81 .32 ACP and a Walther PP .32 are going along...

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I have a bunch of .32s. Here is one you don't see everyday. a Dan Wesson. Originally .32 H&R. I have the cylinder honed for .327. (Don't worry DW's can take the extra pressure) Have 4" and 8" barrels for her.
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I have seen, but never in person, one of those DWs in .32...that would make a GREAT .327...

DW...R U LISTENING!!! oops..wrong forum...
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