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smith 30-1 32 long

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  1. adler3200

    adler3200 TS Member

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    i know this is shotgun forum can anyone tell me about a smith model 30-1 32 long. serial h 9xxx thanks
     
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    A 6 shot J frame revolver. First year of manufacter 1961, they added H to the serial # in 1969. 2 inch barrel with fixed sights. Caliber is 32 S&W long. HMB
     
  3. rodbuster

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    The model 30-1 is also called the .32 Hand Ejector. it is a "J" frame revolver. Production of the 30-1 series started in 1961. In 1976 the model 30 was discontinued. Is there only 4 digits in the serial number or 5? My book shows from 1969-1970 serial numbers H00001 to H30001.
     
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    If that is the model I rhink it is a bunch of them have had the cylinder honed out to accept the .32 Mag. I might sound like an accident waiting to happen,but apparently no incidents....so far.
     
  5. g7777777

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    I owned one with a 4 inch barrel

    Shot the largest Raccoon I have ever seen with it-- one shot to head bounced off the skull- 4 to body didnt kill it dead

    pretty low powered round

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. redhawk44

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    The 32 S&W long is one of my favotite plinkng guns. I happen to have a model 30 and the previous model the hand ejector, which was just a little bit smaller than the J frame. Actually I think the J frame is just an improved HE frame.

    The 631, of which I have one, is a SS 32 Mg. J frame gun with adjustable sights.

    I think the J frame with the cylinder rechambered to 32 Mg. would work OK, but why do something like that? The 32 S&W Long is fine the way it is and if you hand load it, can be loaded to come close to the 32 Mg.

    I would not do that with the older HE frame gun though.
     
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    The J-frame .32's are six-shot revolvers. They are well made, accurate, and very comfortable to shoot. I don't know of anyone who has "bored one out" to .32 H&R Mag, as that would be pretty foolish...the least it would do is destroy the value of the gun.

    bluedsteel
     
  8. Smithy47

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    I have one of these, an early model hand eject (not marked model 30). I have had it some time. It is a great CC gun. I like having six shots instead of 5. The one I have has pretty worn grips. The current J frame grips are too long. Anyone out there have a set of grips in good condition they want to part with?

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    The .32S&W long is an extremely accurate round when loaded with 90gr HBWC. It's more popular among rapid-fire target-shooting circles in Europe than in the US. I have a Hammerli 280 and an Erma Olympic pistol chambered for this round (along with spare uppers to convert to .22LR) and they will shoot around a S&W Model 52 all day long (the 52 uses a .38 Special 148gr HBWC). Chichay
     
  10. adler3200

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    it has a h and 4 numbers in serial, what is value on this (maybe 90%)
     
  11. redhawk44

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    It is hard to say without seeing it, but I would say 250 to 350 depending on actual condition.
     
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