View Full Version : Whats your favorite C&R 32acp/7.65mm?

June 22, 2009, 10:51 AM
Just wondering what everyones favorites are. I purchased 1000 rds of 32 acp from ammo man for $219 shipped and I'm thinking of getting at least one more 32 acp.

June 22, 2009, 11:15 AM
Correction - the FN 1903 was not chambered for the 32 acp, it was chambered for the browning 9 x 20 mm SR browning long. So lets hope no one votes for it. Thanks.

James K
June 22, 2009, 12:42 PM
Favorite how? As a practical carry gun? As an interesting design? As best in fit and finish? As most original design? As most/least complex?

The Frommer Stop is a really interesting design, but I doubt I would carry one if a Walther PP or a Colt Pocket Model Hammerless was available. The Savage 1907, Remington 51, S&W 1924* and Davis-Warner are good examples of working around Browning patents, but at the cost of complexity.

*The 1913 is outside the criteria, being a .35 caliber.


June 22, 2009, 01:48 PM
The favorite overall. Basically the best blend of features which puts the firearm in someones high esteem. Most of these are similiar but each has its own distinctions as well.

June 22, 2009, 02:13 PM
Kel Tec

June 22, 2009, 02:24 PM
Its meant to be about the C&R 32 acps (50 yrs old) to help narrow it down. Otherwise the choices would be very long. Sorry for the confusion.

June 22, 2009, 02:24 PM
Sorry it was a joke.

SP Shop Foreman
June 22, 2009, 02:29 PM
I don't see the Pre-war Walther PPK.
That's mine.

B. Lahey
June 22, 2009, 02:31 PM
it was a joke

Indeed. It made me laugh.:)

June 22, 2009, 02:39 PM
I did think it was ironic that a member "com n cents" would overlook something so obvious. Lol, funny guy.

June 22, 2009, 02:54 PM
I was going to post a pic.

June 22, 2009, 06:41 PM
From your list, I only have the Savage 1907. Please send one or, preferably, two samples of the others and then I will be able to respond to your question!

James K
June 22, 2009, 09:14 PM
I have examples of all of those and some more, but I really don't know which one I would call a favorite. I think the Colt Pocket Hammerless would be at or near the top of the list.

Oops, error. My Remington Model 51 is .380, so it doesn't count.


June 22, 2009, 09:20 PM
Funny that you include the FN 1900 and the FN 1903 but leave off the most famous of them all the FN 1910. :)

June 23, 2009, 04:56 AM
And you left out the ever popular Dreyse 1907. My vote was for the Colts but close behind would be the Savage.

June 23, 2009, 08:40 PM
I love posts like this (with surveys), because no matter how extensive you go somehow a dozen guys will pop out of the woodwork with the correct answer you managed to leave out.

And then you get to have a vote that looks something like 2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0 :cool:

June 23, 2009, 08:45 PM
Hrmmm, never was especially fond of .32 but I'd have to say the CZ (for a C&R type gun)

June 23, 2009, 08:57 PM
I'm pretty fond of my 03 hammerless, you can just see the 1911 .45 in it. It's a nice thin, dare I say elegant little pistol.

June 23, 2009, 09:08 PM
FN 1922. Very accurate and reliable

June 28, 2009, 10:26 PM
FN 1922. Very accurate,,,,,go figure, Browning made it

June 28, 2009, 10:41 PM
+1 FN 1922 very simple and reliable pistol.

July 1, 2009, 06:46 PM
There's something about the Colt 1903 that is really nice ... but the Walther PP has the deepest blue I've ever seen on old steel ... maybe they all looked the same when they were new, and the PP's I've shot were admittedly newer than the 1903's ... anyway it's a real toss up for me between those two classic designs.

Also, the CZ-50 isn't on the list and it's C&R ... although it is not in the same league as the 1903/Walther IMHO.

BTW, be VERY careful with 32s ... they will get together when you close your safe and MULTIPLY like rabbits! :p


July 1, 2009, 07:15 PM
Colt Pocket Hammerless, a.k.a. model 1903. I love mine.

*cough* J.P. Sauer and Sohn model 1913 *cough* Fun little shooter, not the BEST design, but an interesting one.

July 3, 2009, 02:56 PM
1. Mauser M1914/1934- I have one (not sure which). Archaic design, a little tricky to handle and disassemble, superb workmanship, mine is accurate.
2. CZ 27-my other 32ACP. Poor ergonomics, hammer and safety awkward to
manipulate, grip to frame angle poor. Poor sights. Robust contruction, accurate, reliable.

July 19, 2009, 05:55 AM
I pick the Mauser 1914.

Its a tough call between it and the 1903 Colt Hammerless pocket pistol since I have both but the little Mauser is more concealable

July 19, 2009, 07:52 PM
Mauser 1934 or the Bayard 1908, I have both but my favorite shooter is the Mauser.


July 22, 2009, 02:29 PM
I'd have to go with the Sauer 38H for best all-around design
and the Savage's for best design style.
The Mausers are certainly an honorable mention.

September 10, 2009, 05:26 PM
Smith & Wesson .32 auto, but I wouldn't dare shoot it.