The .32 S&W Long found its road to success with Theodore
Roosevelt brought the caliber, and its gun mate, the Colt New Police Revolver,
into service for the New York Police Department while he was its commissioner.
.32 S7W Long was first created in 1896. It is simply an elongated version
.32 S&W. The benefit? More powder, giving it increased velocity and
The reason that, then, Police Commissioner Roosevelt decided
to use the
.32 S&W Long was primarily due to its unusual accuracy. He found
that it allowed his officers to be more accurate while not having to spend more
time and efforts on training.
Today, very few have ever seen a .32 S&W Long. When the
.38 caliber revolver was created, police forces quickly shifted, due to its increased
performance while maintaining a light weight build. Still, though, the caliber
is popular among international competitors in the ISSF 25m Centerfire pistol.
using high-end target
pistols from makers such as Pardini, Morini, Hämmerli,
Benelli, and Walther, among
others, but chambered for
wadcutter bullet type. The sporting variant
of the Manurhin MR 73, also known as MR 32, is also chambered in
Keep in mind that, while it is possible to fire the shorter
.32 S&W out of guns chambered for the .32 S&W Long, the .32 S&W
.32 Long colt are not interchangeable.
Each box contains 100 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.