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.32 ACP in a Rossi M89 .32 Long

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by farpoint, May 17, 2018.

  1. farpoint

    farpoint Sharpshooter

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    I've a question about firing a .32 ACP out of an older Rossi revolver.
    I know the .32 is loaded to higher pressure than the standard .32 long. Was wondering if these pressures would be too much for the Rossi to handle without prematurely shaking the gun into an earlier grave, or take me with
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    Haven't checked to see the data and compare the numbers and differences in listed pressures.
     
  2. dlbleak

    dlbleak Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you'd be fine. I shoot 32 acp in my revolvers often
     
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    Is .32 ACP rimmed or semi-rimmed? How would it not just fall into the chamber?
     
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    The acp is semi rimmed.
     
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    Cool. I want a .32 cal revolver.

    I’d like one of the ruger single sevens in .327 fed, but a .32 H&R would do the trick too.
     
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    Yep, the 327 would be cool and is on my list.
     
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    NikatKimber Moderator Staff Member

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    I was asking my wife which version she like better.

    The short Birds Head model:
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    or the long barrel adjustable sights:
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    She preferred the latter, and she's the revolver lover in our house, so that's probably the model I'll end up hunting for.
     
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  8. farpoint

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    Thanks everyone. Just wanted to find out before loading myself into an emergency room situation.
    Inspiration for this is the .22 shortage we just suffered sevease years ago when nothing affordable could be found.
    The .32 is cheap to reload, and would be doable for pest, small game and the operatic cat late at night...a pound of powder would last several years at 2 grains and under.
     
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    I am quite fond of the 32 S&W Long/Colt New Police cartridge and have several revolvers chambered for it. I was shown several years ago that the 32 ACP will chamber in a 32 revolver. dblleak is quite correct. The 32 ACP is a semi-rimmed round.

    Perhaps this old thread might be of interest to you.

    https://www.okshooters.com/threads/s-w-model-30.187207/
     
  10. dlmcm

    dlmcm Retired & Enjoying Life!

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    I had a couple of H&R (932 I thunk is the model). .32acp's worked very well in those. I still get temped every time I see one of those little guys at shows.
     

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