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32shooter

Blackhawk
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Assembled all of my .32's for a family get together. I think I found all of them. You might say I have a thing for the .32's.
I know there are a few more on the forum that appreciate the .32's.
Starting at 12:00.
Ruger Baby Vaquero 32
Ruger Single Six 32
Ruger Blackhawk 327
Ruger Fixed Sight Bisley 32
Ruger Single Seven 327
Ruger Blackhawk 32/20 327 (reamed)
Ruger Singe Seven 327 (Converted to Bisley)
Ruger Adjustable Sights 32
Ruger SP101 327
Ruger SP101 327
Ruger Single Six 32
Taurus 32
Top - Marlin 1894 Cowboy 32
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paboxcall

Bearcat
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Nice group!

I got the Blackhawk and the 101 in .327 Fed Mag. Love shooting both, but the Blackhawk is scary accurate and just a joy to shoot. Bit of a crack and loud, but a sweet and smooth shooter.
 

32shooter

Blackhawk
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Thanks guys. Yes, I am missing quite a few. At this point I am probably done accumulating them. Most of them bring crazy money anymore and I am not willing to pay for them. If the price were right I might pick up a few more.:)
 

lolbell

Single-Sixer
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You have too many because you have more than me😎
327 Stainless Blackhawk
327 Two Tone Blackhawk
327 Single 7 4-3/4
327 Single 7 5-1/2
327 SP101
327 GP100
32HR Single 6 Last Cowboy Bisley
32HR Single 6 Last Cowboy Plowhandle
32HR SSM 5-1/2
327 Single Seven Birdhead
327 Henry Big Boy
 

Green Frog

Single-Sixer
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I only have two Rugers in 32 cal, the Buckeye combo 32 H&R/32-20 and the stainless Blackhawk Eight Shooter in 327. We won’t get into the other brand except to say the two Rugers sometimes act like red headed stepchildren. ;)
 

Rclark

Hunter
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Oh, I have to disagree. "too many" should never appear in the same sentence as ".45s" ... You just had the wrong caliber there ... Ha!

Nice set of .32s though. I am sure you enjoy them :) . I bought a few reloadable .22s myself when .22 ammo was tight. A month or so ago, I ended up buying 1000 .32 H&R Magnum cases from Starline. So set for the long haul ... if needed.
 

needsmostuff

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I admittedly have a 32 problem.
I think it is most akin to the hoarder raised during the depression, during times of "little".
32L was never common around here and in the early years of 32H&R they gave up production too soon.
They became unobtanium.
Then when Ruger came to the rescue and 327 came along supply was rebooted.
Trouble was I never got the memo varieties were available in reasonable quantities.
So, I still was compulsed to accumulate/hoard everyone I could lay hands on.
I'm sure them that inherit the stash will certainly wonder why.
 
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I have .32 H&R Bisley envy, but must admit I do better with the adjustable sights. And you seem to be missing the classic .32, a topbreak S&W! My paternal grandfather had an S&W "Lemonsqueezer" with a 2" barrel called a "Bicycle Model" back in the day. He'd discovered that it would shoot .32 ACP just fine and loaded it with the same ctgs. as the .32 ACP Colt that he carried when he had to testify in court.

I think it's great that Ken Waters' prophesy in "Pet Loads" that the world needed and would get a "Super .32" was fulfilled by the .327 Magnumb, although I prefer the H&R for my modest small game hunting needs (and modest marksmanship). And if you need a "medium" .32 rifle or carbine, a .32 WCF barrel for the T-C Contender will fill the bill nicely.

We still have at least six actively loaded .32 rounds and I don't think that's too many!
 
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protoolman

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That Marlin is the best looking unobtanium rifle I've seen in a long time! I only have one .32 in a nice first year single six. Had two but let one go. I may just have one but I love shooting it!
 

32shooter

Blackhawk
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You have too many because you have more than me😎
327 Stainless Blackhawk
327 Two Tone Blackhawk
327 Single 7 4-3/4
327 Single 7 5-1/2
327 SP101
327 GP100
32HR Single 6 Last Cowboy Bisley
32HR Single 6 Last Cowboy Plowhandle
32HR SSM 5-1/2
327 Single Seven Birdhead
327 Henry Big Boy
That is quite a list. I had a two tone, traded it for the all stainless I now have. Keep looking at the Henry's, want more than I am willing to pay.
The Marlin is a blast to shoot, low recoil and cheap to reload, what's not to like about the .32.
 

lolbell

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That is quite a list. I had a two tone, traded it for the all stainless I now have. Keep looking at the Henry's, want more than I am willing to pay.
The Marlin is a blast to shoot, low recoil and cheap to reload, what's not to like about the .32.

If I can figure out how to post pictures I’ll get them together and take a snapshot. Well, all but the 5-1/2 Single Seven, the son has it right now. I really wanted a Marlin but couldn’t find one for a long while. In the mean time the Henry came out so I settled for it. I would pick up a Marlin if I could find one at a decent price.
The 32’s became my reloadable 22 when they were so expensive and scarce. I use the 327s more than the HRs and down load it with a home cast bullet for about 4-5 cents a round. Everything in 327 brass.

I think seeing a picture of your Pinto in another post led me to the one I own.
 

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