H&R 732 32 S&W

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by davr101, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. davr101

    davr101 New Member

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    Apr 22, 2009
    I have a H&R 732 that is stamped 32 S&W, not 32 S&W L. Can I shoot 32 longs in this gun? They fit in the cylinder just fine. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    YES, you can shoot .32 S&W Longs in that M732 piece. I have some with and some without the 'L' after cartridge stamping. Don't know why H&R did that, certainly didn't save them any money by excluding that little letter.???

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011

  3. davr101

    davr101 New Member

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    Apr 22, 2009
    Thanks for the reply and info. Can you tell what the date of manufacture is from the serial number A819xxx? It does not have a transfer bar. Thanks again.
     
  4. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    'AB' indicates 1965 - a 1st Model - transfer bar ignition was introduced in 1973-74. Earliest 1st Model had frame mounted firing pins.

    Just for fun - here's a picture of the R&D prototype of the Model 732 -
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  5. davr101

    davr101 New Member

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    Apr 22, 2009
    Jim, thank you for the information and the photos of the prototype. Very interesting.
     
  6. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    davr101 -
    Your welcome, sir. My pleasure to share. Thanks for thanking.