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    New Pocket .32

    I bought an 1895 made New Pocket .32 yesterday. A cute little revolver. Here’s one photo; I posted other pictures in 1889-1908 DA Photo Thread. Here’s what I wrote:
    Succumbing to the need to buy a gun in honor of the second month of the New Year I went gun shopping today. At one shop I was all set to buy a Ruger GP100 .44 Special but NICS was down so I went to another Gun Shop down the street. I walked right past this little guy last week; even buying one then (an H&R 5 shot .38 S&W "Suicide Special) and didn't see this 1895 manufactured Colt New Pocket .32. I like it; it looks to be in good shape; the left grip has faded to a brown color; the right still has some black color to it. The better news is they are both in very good shape and the checkering still is pointed to some degree. The trigger and hammer still have some bright blue left an overall there is a nice patina to the gun. A four digit serial number; Proofhouse and Colt's Serial Number Lookup agree with a 1895 manufacture date. The bore is dark but after a few passes with a bore snake its shiny. I found it here in San Antonio - maybe I should letter this one!
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    Very nice. I had a nice M1917 but ended up selling it.

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    That's a good looking little revolver you have. They are certainly fun to shoot.

    Here's mine, with a box of ammo I picked up to shoot in it. Turned out the box of ammo is
    still sealed so I just couldn't bring myself to open it. I waited until I found another box of vintage
    .32 that had already be opened. Compared with other vintage ammo, I've found the .32 still
    fairly reasonable.

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    Fortibus55 - that's sharp. So does this revolver shoot .32 S&W Long?
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    Nice gun. No major scratches, mostly holster wear. The grips show some wear, but not a lot. Tells me it wasn't shot a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO4USCGRET View Post
    Fortibus55 - that's sharp. So does this revolver shoot .32 S&W Long?
    Sir, I'm sorry I haven't answered your question sooner. Had a surgery and things have gone a bit sideway. Anyway, yes, my little Colt New Police .32, fires the .32 Smith & Wesson Long, as noted in the photo, as well as the Colt .32 New Police (photo of a box below). Your Colt New Pocket .32 fires the Colt .32 Short and the Colt .32 Long.

    When I purchased mine I researched and found the correct cartridge for use, but also made notes as I recall that all those early .32 revolver cartridges are not the same. I believe that there are compatibility issues between the two .32 Colt revolvers noted (New Pocket v New Police). I'm afraid the medication I am on (which I admit to being pretty righteous) has me a bit unclear what my notes stated, and I won't be up and into the office for a while longer to check them for you. However, it seems to me there was a thread post here on the Forum not too long ago that explained the differences well and perhaps you can find that for further clarification.
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    Thank you. I have both .32 S&W Long and Short; they do not fit. Time to educate myself about the correct ammo!
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    A little background on the 32 cartridge from Starline https://www.starlinebrass.com/articl...Revolver-Ammo/
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