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Old February 5, 2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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My first I frame!

Well, improved I frame actually, but I am happy about it. I frames are unheard of in my neck of the woods, so I sprang at the opportunity.

It is a Model 30 no dash, with a lot of aesthetical imperfections, but action is nice as can be. I'd call it mechanically new.

Not the K32 I was looking for, but an interesting piece nonetheless. I dunno what I am going to do with it, though. Maybe just play with it and wonder.

Sorry for the crappy cellphone pic:

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Old February 5, 2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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There is nothing wrong with your picture!

Nice find!

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Old February 5, 2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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Any idea of age?
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Old February 5, 2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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Nice find. Looks like it's in great shape.

This M32-1 is as close as I get to a modern I frame.
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Old February 5, 2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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Nice! I picked up one of those (mine is the first J frame version, though) some years ago.

Just had to have a snubby .32 for some odd reason.
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Old February 5, 2013, 12:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for your kind comments, folks.

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Any idea of age?
I am guessing around 1959-60. But I'll have to research more.

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Just had to have a snubby .32 for some odd reason.
Same here. Odd does not begin to describe it, though

BTW, the old myth about .32 ACP causing ejecting troubles in .32 S&W Long sixguns is NOT a myth, as I discovered in the first cylinderfull.
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Old February 5, 2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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.32 ACP in old and weak guns made for .32 S&W can cause more than ejection problems. .32 S&W runs about 11,000psi, .32 ACP 20,500, nearly twice as much and enough to blow a weak old "suicide special" apart.

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Old February 5, 2013, 01:21 PM   #8
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32 ACP in old and weak guns made for .32 S&W can cause more than ejection problems. .32 S&W runs about 11,000psi, .32 ACP 20,500, nearly twice as much and enough to blow a weak old "suicide special" apart.
Absolutely!
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