idiot check me 32acp/32 automatic / 7.65 browning =

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by soundguy, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    32acp = 7.65 browning = 32 automatic ?

    i have a chance to pickup a set of browning dies cheap.. they are labeled 32 automatic / 7.65 browning.. ( 3 die set in a red canister type ).

    i've always thought 7.65 browning and 32acp were equal.. havn't really heard the 32 automatic dubbing.


    my right in my thinking?
     
  2. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    986
    Jan 15, 2011
    ohio
    32 auto is the same as 32 acp. Auto is just a short way to say acp or Automatic Colt Pistol
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012

  3. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    As far as I know ACP (automatic colt pistol) is just short hand for automatic. Should be the same thing.
     
  4. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    ya beat me by minutes:D
     
  5. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    986
    Jan 15, 2011
    ohio
    Wow i guess so! i dont think i have been that fast before.
     
  6. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    ok.. i figured it was a dumb question.. but I figured I'd better ask the dumb one than blow up something. :)

    thanks guys
     
  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    And if the gun is old enough, the caliber marking on it will be "32 rimless smokeless".

    Just adding to the confusion. :D :p
     
  8. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    Sounds like a lee die set, they are in a red cannister and they are marked in the manner you mentioned. Should be $20 or so used.
     
  9. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    The only dumb question is the one not asked.
     
  10. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    exactly.. :) lee and 20$

    I picked them up.. I have a few arms in 32acp..
     
  11. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
    i was thinking I was right.. but as you say.. asking is better than blowing up something..
     
  12. Lanrezac

    Lanrezac Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    There was a thread a month or so back about the French MAB Model D automatic pistol in 32 Automatic (which, BTW, the French refer to as 7.65mm Court, or Short, because their army used a 7.65mm Long for a while). A fellow who said he worked at the MAB factory said they made the firing chambers of pistols intended for export to the US a slightly difference dimension than the ones intended for use in Europe. I'll add a link to the thread to this post if I can find it. I think the difference must be extremely small, and may pre-date the adoption of international cartridge standards.

    Here it is - it is the post by "Dullahan":

    http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=104810

    I very much doubt what he is talking about is big enough to make a difference in loading dies.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012
  13. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    florida
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