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Thread: .32 S&W Fans

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    .32 S&W Fans

    Ideal #1 tool in 32 S&W from Handbook #1, about 1892 (reprint)
    It cost a whopping $2.75. Which sounds like nothing today, but when wages just might be as high as a dollar a day, it was big money.

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    I have one of those in 32-20. Those old tools must have been worth their weight in gold to range riders and sheriffs and such back in the day.

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    Thank you for sharing!!

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    That's some cool history.

    I wonder if that $2.75 price was the actual retail cost for that tool or just what the manufacturer listed it for?

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    Manufacture's listed retail price. What you would have to pay if ordered by mail, which a lot of people did, for it.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check