H&R 732 question from a newbie

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  1. karentoc

    karentoc New Member

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    I was given* an H&R Model 732 in what appears to functional and possibly even good condition. I'm not so much interested in value. From research I've done so far I can see they're not worth much. Besides, I plan to keep & shoot this unexpected windfall.

    What I would like to learn is (a) manufacture date and (b) if it can use both .32 S&W and .32 S&W Long.

    Serial number:
    AJ11185

    On barrel:
    Model 732
    .32 S&W

    On side, above trigger:
    H&R INC WORC. MASS USA

    Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

    *conversation with a friend: Q. "I have an old gun in my dresser drawer that's been there for ages. I don't want to touch it. Will you get dispose of it for me?" A. "um... sure!"
  2. dogspit

    dogspit New Member

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    Welcome

    If it's first model Mfg from 1959-1973 according to 29th addittion blue book of gun values.

    Mine was chambered for 32 s&w only ! Should be 6 shot.

    I traded mine for an IJ Supershot, 7 shot wish I would have kept it!

    732 is a neet little keep over the sunvisor revolver.

    Hope this helped

    Be safe, Happy New Year

    Fred
  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    H&R used the letter codes "AJ" in 1972. by the time H&R introduced the model 732 they were no longer manufactureing any revolvers chambered for the 32 S&W cartridge (small frame 5 shot revolvers). although marked 32 S&W the model 732 was always chambered for the 32 S&W Long, and of course would chamber and fire the shorter 32 S&W. when H&R introduced the 32 Magnum cartridge it was on a hearier frame and cylinder and the 32 S&W and the 32 S&W Long could be fired in this new revolver also. contrary to what some of the pricing guides state the model 732 was never offered in the 32 magnum caliber nor should any one try to convert a model 732 to 32 magnum caliber, the frame and cylinder are just not strong enough for the magnum load.

    MODEL 732 GUARDSMAN------------------------------------1958-1973
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Swing-out cylinder, Round & Square butt, 32 S&W Long Caliber, 6 Shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 2½, & 4 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$185 60%=$85

    MODEL 732 GUARDSMAN SECOND MODEL (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION) ------------------1974-1986
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Swing-out cylinder, Round & Square butt, 32 S&W Long Caliber, 6 Shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 2½, & 4 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$185 60%=$85

    MODEL 733 GUARDSMAN---------------------------------1957-1986
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Swing-out cylinder, Round Butt, 32 S&W Long, 6 shot, Chrome/Nickel finish, Barrel Length 2½ inches only
    VALUE: 100%=$195 60%=$105

    MODEL 733 GUARDSMAN SECOND MODEL (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION)---------------1973-1986
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Swing-out cylinder, Round Butt, 32 S&W Long, 6 shot, Nickel finish, Barrel Length 2½ inches and 4 inches (only a few seen)
    VALUE: 100%=$195 60%=$105 Add 10% premium for 4 inch barrel

    for your information the only revolvers H&R chambered the 32 Magnum in were the following;
    MODEL 504 (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION)---------------1984-1986
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Swing-out cylinder, 32 H&R Magnum Caliber, 5 shot. Square Butt. Blue finish, Barrel Lengths 3, 4 & 6 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$235 60%=$110 Add 10% premium for 3” barrel, add 15%premium for 6” barrel

    MODEL 532 (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION)------------------------1983-1986
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, 32 H&R Magnum Caliber, 5 shot, Square Butt, Blue Finish, Barrel Lengths 2½ & 4 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$165 60%=$95

    MODEL 586 (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION)-------------------1983-1985
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Rod Ejection. Western Style Grip 32 H&R Magnum Caliber, 5 shot, Finish Blue/Color Case Harden,
    Barrel Lengths 4½, 5½, 7½ !0 inches, Adjustable Sights
    VALUE: 100%=$275 60%=$175 Add 30 % premium for 10” barrel

    bill
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  4. karentoc

    karentoc New Member

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    Thanks so much, Bill & Fred. This is great information and way more than I ever expected! I appreciate all the time and effort that went into your answers.

    I'm looking forward to trying it out.
  5. Thomas Williams

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    can anyone tell me how much one with the serial numbers AX is worth and when it was made? thanks
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    b.goforth New Member

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    tom,
    AX letter codes manufactured in 1981

    MODEL 732 GUARDSMAN----------------------------------1958-1973
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Swing-out cylinder, Round & Square butt, 32 S&W Long Caliber, 6 Shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 2½, & 4 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$185 60%=$85

    MODEL 732 GUARDSMAN SECOND MODEL
    (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION) ----------------------------------1974-1986
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Swing-out cylinder, Round & Square butt, 32 S&W Long Caliber, 6 Shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 2½, & 4 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$185 60%=$85

    this is a second model.
    bill
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