H&R 732 32 S&W

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  1. davr101

    davr101 New Member

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    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

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    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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  3. davr101

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    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.
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    Jim Hauff New Member

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

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    davr101 -
    Your welcome, sir. My pleasure to share. Thanks for thanking.

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