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H&R 732 / S&W 32

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Jimh4914, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Jimh4914

    Jimh4914 New Member

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    I just acquired this weapon from a family member and I'm confused about age and what ammunition can be used in it. The handgun is in excellent condition and I doubt it's seen more than 6 rounds in it's lifetime. I have a 9mm and while I like that, this seems better suited for general use and protection primarily because of size.

    SN: is AM666xx

    Markings on the barrel are: Model 32 / 32 S&W
    The barrel measures 2 1/2" from the face of the cylinder.

    I've read many of the earlier posts regarding age and what can and cannot be used and before I make a mistake and fire the wrong ammo??? Have checked Midway's site and see that the only ammo in stock is Fiocchi Long, am I okay with that?

    Any help is much appreciated. Thanks, Jim
  2. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just for reference, the earlier thread concerning ammo for the 732 is HERE.

    I am not familiar with Fiocchi, Jim, but someone here surely is -
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    Jimh4914 New Member

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    Thanks Terry. I read the earlier thread, but not knowing the age of this one and no "L" marking, I'm uncertain of what ammo I can safely use and would hate to make a mistake. Figure that might take all the fun out of owning it. :)
  4. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I figured that was the thread you had read, Jim, but just wanted to get the link on here so the same information is not repeated -

    The fiocchi .32 long information is on this page of there website HERE

    Again, that is for reference to anyone with the expertise to answer your question - which I do NOT have -
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    Jimh4914 New Member

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    Thanks again.

    I think! ergo????
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    My 732 is marked "32 S&w L".

    It'll shoot regular 32 S&W or 32 S&W long. Regular 32 S&W is a very impotent round.
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    Jimh4914 New Member

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    Thanks Popgunner.

    W/O the "L" I'm flying blind here. Want to trade? :D

    Kidding. I'll be happy with it once I have an answer.
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    The AM serial number prefix was used in 1974, S&W 32 Long ammo will be fine in it. Fiocchi ammunition is high quality and will also be fine . Fiocchi is loaded to a slightly higher pressure, but well within standards. If your fire arm is in good mechanical condition, shoot and enjoy.
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    Jimh4914 New Member

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    That's great. The information is much appreciated.

    Jim

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