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    Question on a PP

    My friend inherited a Police Positive Special S/N 6623XX. Which I believe would make it a 1954 model. It is marked .32 Colt. So what ammo is available and safe to shoot in the revolver. By the way other than some customized grips , it is in very good condition. Thanks for the help.

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    .32 S&W long. Colt did not want to put S&W on it's guns.
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    Hootch, thanks for the info. Looks like that is readily available.
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    The PP Special was chambered for a couple of 32 caliber cartridges including the 32-20 and 32 New Police (32 S&W Long). I don't believe the 32-20 and the 32 S&W are interchangeable. Can you show a photo of the caliber marking on the left side of the barrel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack33 View Post
    The PP 32 was actually chambered for several 32 caliber cartridges including the .32 long and short Colt. If it is marked "32 Colt" I would not think that .32 S&W would be correct. Can you show a photo of the caliber marking on the left side of the barrel?
    I don't have the gun in my possession. It belongs to a friend. I will try to get more info. I can see from the above photo .32 Colt but there's two more words or abbreviations after that on the same line.
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    See my edited post #4. I originally thought you were referring to a PP32 but I corrected it.
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    So the .32 SW Long would be then correct for a .32 Colt marking?
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    I don't want to confuse anything here, but doesn't the firearm chambered in .32 S&W Long also allow for use in the .32 S&W Short, but not the other way around? Was I misinformed by YouTube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by got2hav1 View Post
    I don't have the gun in my possession. It belongs to a friend. I will try to get more info. I can see from the above photo .32 Colt but there's two more words or abbreviations after that on the same line.
    The two words you can’t make out should be NEW POLICE. That was Colt’s proprietary name for the .32 S&W Long.

    And yes, the .32 S&W Long was simply a lengthened version of the original .32 S&W, which therefore is often called Short and fits the gun also.
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    The only real difference between the 32 S&W round and the Colt 32 round is that the Smith used a round nose bullet and the Colt used a flat nose bullet. The case dimensions are the same. Both/either cartridge will work. And, no, the 32-20 will not work. It is a bottle necked cartridge originally designed for use in a Winchester lever action rifle, later adapted to some revolvers.
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