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jeef
04-02-2010, 10:38 PM
looking to convert 32 rimfire to 32 s&w centerfire , is this feasible or is it better to make rimfire case that uses a primer ?

JCHannum
04-03-2010, 08:00 AM
The answer will depend to a degree on what gun you are intending to convert.

The home manufacture of rim fire cartridges is a possibility, but it is a tedious solution that does not offer the best performance. The usual path taken is to modify to 32CF. Many of these guns are boy's rifle size such as Stevens Favorites. Any of these guns should not be chambered for anything more powerful than the 32 S&W or Colt short cartridges.

The conversion will require modifying the breechblock to center fire. This can be done by soldering in a plug turned to the firing pin dimensions and redrilling. If some guns, the linkage can be changed to raise or lower the breechblock to move the firing pin.

rgbai
04-06-2010, 01:17 AM
The .32 colt is the same size as .32 rimfire so you don't need to ream out the
chamber to a larger size like you will with a .32 S&W.

As for reloading 32 rim fire i reload them all the time I use 27 caliber hilti caps.
I Just drill out a 32 colt primer pocket and make a two step hole.
Shove in the 27 cal Hilti cap then load with BP and a 32 cal Rd ball.
or heeled bullet.
but not in that order of course the rimfire blank has to go in last so you don't set it off in the dies.
how i do it here http://32rimfire.blogspot.com/