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    .32 s&W top break

    I have recently been given a top break .32 serial 179424 which I believe is a 3rd model is this gun safe to shoot with modern ammo

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    I have read that the modern day 32 S&W ammo is made as to be safe in the older S&W's.
    I have a 3rd Model 32 Safety Hammerless. It has survived 5 rounds of modern age ammo.

    32 S&W Long won't chamber
    32 H&R Magnum won't chamber
    327 Federal won't chamber.
    All three are to long to close the gun.
    All three would blow up the gun. Too much BANG

    Pic of my gun and a 32 S&W round. Compare to a 22LR round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RdrBill View Post
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    I have read that the modern day 32 S&W ammo is made as to be safe in the older S&W's.
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    Correct, & ditto for .38 S&W, which I've fired a lot of in a New Departure like yours. Likewise, current .45 Colt is loaded to pressures that won't blow up a BP Single-Action, & .45-70 that won't blow up a Trap-Door Springfield; their company lawyers see to that! There are a very few ammo companies like Glazer that specialize in high-pressure loads for modern arms chambered for BP cartridges, but those cartridges are clearly labeled as such & usually sold in special packages of 6 rounds or so.
    Last edited by Adirondacker; 12-15-2019 at 11:38 PM.


 

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