Re: looking for info on my Iver Johnson revolver
But on the other hand, $65 for a working revolver that uses obtainable modern ammunition was a bargain. 32 Long is a very pleasant cartridge to shoot, and should be noticeably more accurate than 32 Auto. It is not as easy to find, though.
If the price is the same, I would suggest getting "wadcutter" ammunition; it looks funny (it uses a cylindrical bullet seated down inside the brass), but is more useful for just about anything you might use a 32 Long for. Ordinary round-nose-lead ammunition is often cheaper though. There is no difference between them in bullet weight or velocity, just bullet shape.
As hrf said, 32 Auto is a bad idea, although at least your gun was better able to take it than the more common small size 5-shot 32 S&W "short" revolvers.