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Thread: From Handloads.com "Experiences with a .32".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9.3X62AL View Post
    ... Outpost--do you think it is advisable to replace recoil and/or firing pin springs in a Walther PP in 32 ACP to 380 ACP springs? I don't want to beat this little gem up if avoidable.
    Absolutely! I have with mine!!!!

    Colt M1903 .32 to M1908 .380 spring kit
    PP 7.65 to 9mm Kurtz spring kit
    Beretta M1935 to M1934 spring kit...
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    As FYI, new to the Accurate catalog is 31-105T. This is a double-crimp-groove design intended for use in the .32 S&W Long, .32 H&R Magnum and .32-20 Win. Use the rear crimp groove for the .32 S&W Long, and the front crimp groove fr .32 H&R Magnum and .32-20.

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    The thin rim thickness of the 32 acp when chambered in a revolver can be addressed by a set of thin shims in the form of washers .A thin disc of appropriate thickness which together with the cartridge rim thickness would equal a regular cartridge rim thus holding the acp case the proper distance from the firing pin.
    I have made these from rings of copper pipe cut off and flattened to fit. I have also found tiny thin brass washers at electrical supply that are just the right thickness and size. Take an empty case with you for your search. Hardware stores also work. The case will may expand once fired just enough to keep you from reusing the washer on another case. So get more than a few if you need them.Of course, this renders the acp cases unusable to be shot in an auto pistol. I also considered cutting the washers to make them like a horseshoe to slip on and off with maybe a pinch to snap them on to keep them in place.
    It all depends on how many cases you have and how often you need to shoot acp cases in a revolver.
    Otherwise, it batters the recoil shield around the firing pin bushing hole in these old revolvers. Once or twice won't show it, but they are just staked in place and they will get loose.
    I would like to add that shooting acp ammo in a revolver is abusive to the firearm imho and maybe a few for an emergency would be the only excuse, but never for fun.
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    New bullet from Accurate which is suitable either for .32 S&W Long revolvers or as a heavy bullet in .32 ACP. Also useable in the .30 Luger and 7.62x25. Took nose shape of 31-087T with conventional lube groove, bevel base and crimp groove of 31-090B, and

    31-094H is the result:

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    Concept based on old Walt Melander #082, no longer available, but with Tom Ellis improvements. Blunt shape for good crush, smooth profile for reliable feeding in Euro military pistols which are fussy with anything other than hardball. Deep penetration with no "flip."

    Gets 940 fps from the 3.8" barrel Beretta 81 double-stacker with 2 grains of TiteGroup, approximating .380 ACP energy and penetration from a .32 ACP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outpost75 View Post
    New bullet from Accurate which is suitable either for .32 S&W Long revolvers or as a heavy bullet in .32 ACP. Also useable in the .30 Luger and 7.62x25. Took nose shape of 31-087T with conventional lube groove, bevel base and crimp groove of 31-090B, and

    31-094H is the result:

    Attachment 248058

    Concept based on old Walt Melander #082, no longer available, but with Tom Ellis improvements. Blunt shape for good crush, smooth profile for reliable feeding in Euro military pistols which are fussy with anything other than hardball. Deep penetration with no "flip."

    Gets 940 fps from the 3.8" barrel Beretta 81 double-stacker with 2 grains of TiteGroup, approximating .380 ACP energy and penetration from a .32 ACP.

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