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Old 04-15-2014, 10:13 PM
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So it is true in respect of the 32 H&R and 32 S&W Long.
yes. You may need to put some scotch tape around the 32H&R to keep the brass from swelling so bad.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:26 PM
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I know there are .32ACP cylinders out there.

Actually, I change my vote from "not a good idea" to "fuck no", even if you were going to use a .32ACP cylinder. Disclaimer: I have not reloaded 7.62x38r or .32ACP ammo.

My Lee reloading manual doesn't have 7.62x38r and my Vihtavuori .pdf doesn't have either it or .32ACP, but according to wikipedia and internet posts, 7.62x38r is supposed to be a .308" bullet. Technically, except for 7.62x25, all Russian 7.62s are .311" bullets. The .32ACP is a .312" or .311" bullet.

If you had a M1895 and you slugged the bore, and you were absolutely positive that the bore was equal to or in excess of .311", it would be ok to use .32ACP bullets in reloads for the M1895.

Recap; .32ACP is a .311 or a .312 bullet and M1895s can be .308 and up. Slug the bore before using .32ACP bullets or cartridges and make sure the M1895 has a bore equal to or more than .311".

Slugging a bore:

http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinSlug.htm

They are low powered rounds and will work just fine from the M1895. The 7.62x25 is .310, 7.63x25 Mauser is .309, 32acp is .312, and x38r is .308.

32 S&W long and 32 H&R are the only ones that can be fired from the standard cylinder. 32acp can be made to work, but it is a pain. All of these rounds are well within the pressure range of the M1895. 7.63x25 (Mauser) and 7.62x25 are too hot for it.

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:36 PM
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My Lee reloading manual doesn't have 7.62x38r
32-20 brass and lee nagant dies and load a plated berry 100gr. wadcutter over 4 grs. of Unique
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They are low powered rounds and will work just fine from the M1895. The 7.62x25 is .310, 7.63x25 Mauser is .309, 32acp is .312, and x38r is .308.

32 S&W long and 32 H&R are the only ones that can be fired from the standard cylinder. 32acp can be made to work, but it is a pain. All of these rounds are well within the pressure range of the M1895. 7.63x25 (Mauser) and 7.62x25 are too hot for it.

Thanks for the detailed description . Love the pics.
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Hi guys. I just joined the forum today after buying a PPS-43C and Zastava M57 today. Two nice Soviet Steel firearms! Just found this forum!

Anyway, I have a Russian Nagant 1895 revolver made in 1932 that has a .32ACP cylinder. It's a great little revolver and it's in excellent shape, especially for its age.

(I also have a Yugo SKS and a Zastava M92 AK-47 pistol. I'm would love to get a Zastava N-PAP Underfolder AK-47 rifle next. Perhaps this one at Classic Firearms: http://www.classicfirearms.com/zasta...-2mags762x39sa)

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For all you home gunsmiths out there, does anyone have any tips in fitting the .32acp cylinder for their guns?
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WIsh I could help you, but my 1895 Nagant had one when I bought it.
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For all you home gunsmiths out there, does anyone have any tips in fitting the .32acp cylinder for their guns?
Nope. It is all hand fit and is different between every cylinder and every revolver. Start taking measurements of your standard cylinder vs 32 cylinder and start filing.
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I'm using the 32-20 brass and the lee Nagant dies. 90 or 100 gr .312 bullet, 2.5 gr of nitro 100 nf. Started with 4 gr but was to hot. Backed it way down to 1.5, it was like a bb gun. Worked my way up to 2.5 and shot them along with factory and they feel about the same. They work very nice with no shell distortion, very reloadable, shells come out easier then the orig and the only draw back is it doesn't have the gas seal, but neither does any of my other revolvers, so there you go.
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