K32

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by k38, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. k38

    k38 Active Member

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    Aug 4, 2014
    Anybody but me a fan of the S&W K32/Model 16? I've owned a number of them: a 4-screw, two 5-screws with fish-hook hammer, and one 16-4 (not a real K32 IMHO, since it's .32 mag and has the underlug). A really fun revolver for plinking and target shooting, and one of my faves right up there with the old Colt Officer's Model Target in the same caliber. I'd post pics if I knew how. . . anyway, a shame that this cartridge (S&W .32 Long) has all but disappeared. Cheap to reload and fun to shoot.
     
  2. Harleyvato

    Harleyvato Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2017
    I’m also a fan of the .32 S&W long cartridge.I have an I frame hand ejector from what I’ve been told was made in the ‘20’s and had the barrel replaced in 1942. I also have a j frame model 30 that I was able to acquire with box,etc. I enjoy loading for it and use it to plink and to help new shooters get started as low recoil makes it easy and pleasant to shoot.if walking about the little I frame and some extra shells don’t weigh much and disappear into a jacket or pants pocket. During the .22LR drought it was nice to have something so cheap to reload.long post,but I guess I’m a .32 long fan.
     
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  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I'd love to have one. Right now a Ruger SP101 in 327 has to do.
     
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  4. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    I am a big fan of .32 caliber however my only Smith in .32 is a 631 chambered in .32 H&R Magnum.

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    I do have four other .32s.
     
  5. Harleyvato

    Harleyvato Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2017
    A .327 magnum makes good sense, pretty much any .32 (short,long,magnum) will work, plus I’ve heard(but never tried) .32 acp will work as well. My next project will be loading .32 S&W long shotshells in case I run into a snake. The local pawn shop has a .327 Rossi 4” stainless I’ve looked at but I’d rather get a Smith or Ruger (though I can’t justify either one. Oh well,third world problems!
     
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  6. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    My only justification for a new firearm purchase is “I want it!”

    If that 4” Rossi is priced right. I would sure give it a try.
     
  7. Harleyvato

    Harleyvato Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2017
    B79BCE6B-0407-404F-BCE1-0D422E932B47.jpeg Here’s my 32long revolvers for those that might be interested
     
  8. 22ConversionUnut

    22ConversionUnut Well-Known Member

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    Oct 25, 2018
    The K32 is a handloaders dream. 98g wadcutter over 2.1g W231 for 725fps is the most accurate in mine. Shoots about 2" at 20 yards if I do my part. You don't see to many up here anymore. Mine is pre model marked serial# K198610 (1953).

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  9. k38

    k38 Active Member

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    Aug 4, 2014
    Very nice; I've had 3 of 'em (not counting a 16-4 that I sold). My 5-screws both have (actually, "had," I sold one) the old "fishhook" upturned hammer, not the target hammer yours does. No, you don't see many of them, since total production was about 3300.
     

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