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Thread: Whats your favorite .32 s&w long mold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psweigle View Post
    The 32 s&w long. Ive seen tbem for sale from time to time.
    The only original old style round nose 32 bullet moulds I own are old S&W made moulds from the turn of the last century. I’ve cast and loaded a few rounds from the “peanut handle” mould, but just to try it, not for any real test. I tend to gravitate toward WC and SWC moulds otherwise.

    Froggie

    PS Here’s a picture of the “peanut handle mould” along with the earlier style from S&W and some sample bullets and ball. The early mould casts one bullet while the later has both bullet and ball. Both mould are also used for priming as well.
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    Accurate 31-105T was aimed towards a faithful copy of original .32 Colt New Police and .32-20 factory bullets, having a flat nose for small game and tube magazine use. It has proven versatile and accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outpost75 View Post
    Accurate 31-105T was aimed towards a faithful copy of original .32 Colt New Police and .32-20 factory bullets, having a flat nose for small game and tube magazine use. It has proven versatile and accurate.
    Im curious as to what the weight is? I know different alloys affect it, but just a ballpark.Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Frog View Post
    The only original old style round nose 32 bullet moulds I own are old S&W made moulds from the turn of the last century. I’ve cast and loaded a few rounds from the “peanut handle” mould, but just to try it, not for any real test. I tend to gravitate toward WC and SWC moulds otherwise.

    Froggie
    I guess im a little odd, I still like to use a lee loader to do up a batch of 38 special from time to time. The idea of a single tool to cast, size, and load up a boolit kind of sounds like it would be fun. As far as boolit profiles and styles go, swc, full wc, and flat point rn, are pretty much what i like. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by psweigle View Post
    I guess im a little odd, I still like to use a lee loader to do up a batch of 38 special from time to time. The idea of a single tool to cast, size, and load up a boolit kind of sounds like it would be fun. As far as boolit profiles and styles go, swc, full wc, and flat point rn, are pretty much what i like. Thanks
    You want to see odd, how about these ca 1890-1900 sets of 32 S&W loading tools from... Smith & Wesson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psweigle View Post
    Im curious as to what the weight is? I know different alloys affect it, but just a ballpark.Thanks
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    I have an Ideal No. 4 in .32 S&WL. I've only cast with it a couple of times, but I've loaded with it several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy View Post
    I have an Ideal No. 4 in .32 S&WL. I've only cast with it a couple of times, but I've loaded with it several times.
    Lucky you! It has to be a hoot. Bet it gets a little warm on the hand though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Frog View Post
    You want to see odd, how about these ca 1890-1900 sets of 32 S&W loading tools from... Smith & Wesson!

    Froggie
    I can say for sure that ive never seen one of those before. That set looks very well taken care of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outpost75 View Post
    105 grains in wheelweights.
    Awesome. Thank you for the information.

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    I’ve had great luck with the Lee 311-93 and the NOE 315-118 SWC. I’ve been powder coating and sizing to .314 and the Lee gets crimped in the top lube groove. They both do very well out of my Ruger Single-Six. Great for plinking, small game or varmint/pests.

    Both also do very well for my in the same revolver in 32h&r mag brass and in an old S&W in 32/20.

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    Boy, that lee mold sure does come up alot. Im pretty sure thats going to be my first one, followed by the rcbs. When I come into some extra cash i really want to get that accurate 31-105 for sure.

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    When we did the Lee group buy Keith series I got the 32 Keith mold. I'm glad I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psweigle View Post
    I can say for sure that ive never seen one of those before. That set looks very well taken care of.
    The "boxed set" actually was acquired on fleaBay recently while the display set, regretfully, is not mine. I finished gathering up the stuff I need to actually load with my "set" and have actually used it to put together a dozen or so rounds. I even wrote an article for the Antique Reloading Tool Collectors' Association (ARTCA) with it. I gathered up the stuff I needed to actually use the set, but for whatever reason, I can't get the picture Dale53 took of it to post, so here is a snapshot I took of the whole setup with my iPad. Note the early and late type bullet moulds as well as the Lee decapping rod and the crab mallet from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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