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Old December 24, 2004, 09:30 PM   #1
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I have a six shot .32 revolver with the words "VICTOR" and 32 S&W CTGE stamped on top and "H&R Arms Co., Worchester Mass USA on the bottom of the grip. The numbers 63891 appear on the front of the grip. Any info you can give me re this gun would be appreciated. Also, can I put.32 S&W shorts or longs through it. Thank you.
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Old December 24, 2004, 09:52 PM   #2
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You have a 32 S&W short revolver. Mine is 100XX. The one I have is a nickel plate over cast iron. They were vest pocket revolvers. They only have a front sight for up close and personal work. The Reminton green and yellow 32 S&W is safe to fire in the VICTOR. Don't expect accuracy. H&R was Harrington & Richardson, they made good quality rifles, shotguns and revolvers. Marlin still sells H&R 1871 rifles and shotguns. The revolver business was shut down by a court order years ago. A terrible miscarriage of justice. I like mine. I used it as a pocket pistol in CAS side matches.
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Old December 28, 2004, 10:24 PM   #3
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The use of a revolver like that in a CAS match seems odd, but it is pretty authentic. There were a helluva lot more of those in the Old West than there were Colt SAA's, because the cheap little revolvers were $2-4, and the SAA was $17. When a cowboy's salary was $.50 a day and his grub, not many real cowboys carried Colts. Of course, a lot of cowboys didn't carry handguns at all, and many ranches banned them.

Movie cowboys all own their horses (real cowboys didn't), carry Colt SAA's, and get a lot better pay.

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Old December 28, 2004, 10:48 PM   #4
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Side matches. Some of the bigger and well organized CAS events host derringer, pocket pistols, 22 stages for kids and sometimes long range rifle side events. The H&R Victor is a legal pocket pistol. It is too small to be a main match revolver.
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