Regent 32 - Firearms Int'l Corp

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  1. mark_baron

    mark_baron New Member

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    I recently picked up this gun for partial trade.

    Regent 0.32 cal, 7 round, made by Firearms Int'l Corp, Washington, D.C., in chrome.

    I have read the available posts on TFF and other sites and they are mostly about a 0.22 revolver not about the 0.32 revolver.

    It is not listed in the Blue Book of Gun Values by S.P. Fjestad. I know it is a cheep hand gun but it looks great ~99%. I would like to know a little more about it and what I should sell it for (it is not a keeper for me).

    Thanks,
    Mark

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  2. RJay

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    After the 1968 Gun Import act took effect there were a number of importers, FI and FIE among them, that were left up the creek with out a paddle. Their entire livelihood depended on importing inexpensive firearms from Europe. What to do? What to do? Well, what several of them did on a short term basic was to set up casting the receivers here in the states, and importing all the other parts. They would assembly the parts with unskilled labor in small shops and stamp them " Made in the USA " Since your .32 HW-3, was made by Hermann Weihrauch, in what was once West Germany, and sold under the name Regent. and once imported by FI Well, 2 and 2 does not always add up to 4, but I betcha it does this time. The FI Regent is a carbon copy of the Weihrauch HW-3 { AKA The Regent/ Dickson Bulldog/ Gecado }. Value of the FI assembled guns are even less than their imported cousins and are listed at around 100 dollars. Best I can do.
  3. mark_baron

    mark_baron New Member

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    Thanks RJay,
    Do you or any one else know the proper ammo for this piece. It came with 0.32 S&W Longs. They seem to fit well. Somewhere in my brain I seem to remember that there might be other cartridges that fit as well.
  4. RJay

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    .32 S&W Shorts or 32 S&W Longs are the only cartridges that should be fired in your revolver. Do not try and fire anything else, the frame is not strong enough for H&R 32, Magnum even if if they would fit { which they shouldn't }.
  5. M_u_m_p

    M_u_m_p New Member

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    Hi I'm new to the forum and I just picked up on of these pistols in a trade but mine has a ivory simulated handle. I really don't like the ivory looking grips and I have been looking everywhere for some new ones..any ideas? Other than that I like the little fun to shoot and fairly accurate.

    Thanks guys
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  6. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Weirauch is still in business, making mainly air guns but they have no U.S. importer, and none of their products is sold in the U.S. They have an English language web site at

    www.weirauch-sport.de

    and maybe they can help.

    Otherwise, your best (and cheapest) alternative would be to get out the paint can.

    Jim
  7. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    m_u_m_p,
    a good place to look for grips for this model is at gun shows. look for a dealer who has lots of used revolver grips. i probably have a set of grips for your revolver but would need to see a picture of your revolver.
    bill
  8. M_u_m_p

    M_u_m_p New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys I will keep the shows in mind there are frequent gun shows in my area so I will check those out. But my pistol is identical to the one in the pictures up top except the grips are ivory color, not black. They are the same pattern and style just different color.


    Thanks guys for the quick responses.
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