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I've wanted one of these for some time, so I'm pretty happy. I've got some warm-ish handloads that I developed for my H&R 732 that I'm looking forward to trying from it.



It had a whole lot of live rust on it when I got it, but it's mechanically very tight.

 

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Congratulations! It looks like it scrubbed up pretty well.
 

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Congratulations on your new shooter. Which model is it? I don't have my catalog in hand and I'm not sure whice is built fro the .32 cartridge.

It looks pretty good for it being covered in rust when you got it. I have a Model 33 that I love shooting.
Please let us know how it handles your home loads. If it goes well, maybe post your recipie?

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That is a good looking revolver Eric. Just to satisfy my curiosity, what is the principal allure or use for a 32 long revolver? I mean I know it can be used for defense but there are more suitable calibers. Now when it just comes to shooting vintage revolvers for recreation I also understand. Now I went to a K-frame 32-20 for woods wandering in an area where there were no 4-footed large predators, figuring it was better than toting my K-22. I'm not knocking the 32, it's just that it has never elicited any great interest - aside from a fun gun.

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Well, they were used by police in days gone by, but this one is going to be for fun. I've found .32s to be accurate and they sure only use a teensy pinch of powder. They anchor small game better than .22 LR and don't damage meat any worse. Gearchecker, this would be a pre-Model 30, I suppose. Guy, thanks - I'm afraid I posted the two prettiest pictures - there are others that might make you gasp. ;)
 

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I posted a couple of pics of one very similar a week or so back that I just came into, but nickel, and mine has a flat latch. I don't know if that puts this one older or newer than mine, but so far I think it's going to be a lot of fun.

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Those are indeed fun little guns to shoot . Congrats !

I've got a Pre 30 which is just a little beauty .

If I could plink off my back porch I believe it would get more fresh air .


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Cool.

I like my 1958 Model 30 (Imp. "I" frame) in nickel. I also have a modern ;) Model 30-1 J-frame (made in 1971). The M30:



The modern one: ;)
 

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1911 those are some nice looking .32s but I am confused. I see a strain screw on the front of the grip. An improved I and J frame does not have a strain screw right? I do not remember an I frame being square but frame. That one looks more like a K-frame.
 

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Those are some good looking revolvers!
 

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I have a snubby of the same model and it's so much fun to shoot. I'll bet that 3" barrel is really accurate. I guess the best reson to own one is just for fun. That's why I got mine. Sooner or later I'll probably load my own ammo for it, but for now I have a decent supply saved back.

Like your's, mine is a Pre-Model 30 as well.



Enjoy it in good health.
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I see a strain screw on the front of the grip. An improved I and J frame does not have a strain screw right? I do not remember an I frame being square but frame.
You are correct. The Model 30 is a I-frame.
 
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Shoots pretty well! :)



Didn't even have to go all the way up to Phil Sharpe country, but did go warmer than SAAMI now does.

 
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