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Post by hammerli Mon Dec 11, 2023 1:00 am

All match pistols for ISSF Centre Fire are magazine forward pistols like the Walther GSP series, the Pardinis and Matchguns. Is there a classic mag in butt/grip pistol in .32 S&W cal still around? I know Benelli had some pistols in .32 wadcutter as did Hammerli with their SIG 240 but these are all gone.
Is there anyway to convert a 1911 kind of pistol to shoot .32 wadcutters? How about trying this out with a CZ as a conversion to .32?? Actually just daydreaming

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Post by Wes Lorenz Mon Dec 11, 2023 4:11 am

Check out the ERMA ESP-85a. There is one on GnBroker now.
https://www.gunbroker.com/All/search?Keywords=erma%20esp%2085&Sort=13

Also the SAKO TRI-ACE


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Post by RoyDean Mon Dec 11, 2023 4:37 am

Or, if you are a real expert on discovering "hens teeth", find a Britarms 32SWL.

Only four ever made, I think (but ready to stand corrected on that point).

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Post by hammerli Mon Dec 11, 2023 5:00 am

RoyDean wrote:Or, if you are a real expert on discovering "hens teeth", find a Britarms 32SWL.

Only four ever made, I think (but ready to stand corrected on that point).
I met Alan Westlake several times and while the pistols were first class, lack of spares made me decide against buying one, in .22 lr though

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Post by james r chapman Mon Dec 11, 2023 6:05 am

Ahh, a 32/1911. , let dreamers dream!

I think larry Nelson discovered the pitfalls of that idea!
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Post by Sc0 Mon Dec 11, 2023 8:19 am

Always have revolvers... Few 240's are still around but demand crazy prices...

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Post by ermakevin Mon Dec 11, 2023 10:33 am

depends on what you want to spend. 
the sig will cost you $3,000.00
https://edelweissarms.com/sig-hammerli-p240-bullseye-pistol-p206xxx/
an ERMA ESP will cost you $900.00
the Erma is the way to go.
and if you want to add a RED DOT id rather drill and tap a 900 pistol 
I'm not being partial to the answer at all. lol
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Post by chiz1180 Mon Dec 11, 2023 3:40 pm

hammerli wrote:Is there anyway to convert a 1911 kind of pistol to shoot .32 wadcutters? How about trying this out with a CZ as a conversion to .32?? Actually just daydreaming
From time to time Ruger mark pistols that have been converted to 32 show up. Conversions are possible, just are time consuming to make. Commercially I don’t think someone making 1911 32 conversion is viable, especially if demanding bullseye performance.
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Post by John Dervis Mon Dec 11, 2023 4:37 pm

When Dennis Rosen still owned Marvel Precision, I asked him about building a conversion for .32.  He sort of laughed because he had been asked about it before and had decided it wasn't going to be practical.  I'm sure with enough time and money one could be made that would be accurate enough for our purposes but the economics of such a conversion do not make sense. 

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Post by straybrit Mon Dec 11, 2023 7:34 pm

John Dervis wrote:When Dennis Rosen still owned Marvel Precision, I asked him about building a conversion for .32.  He sort of laughed because he had been asked about it before and had decided it wasn't going to be practical.  I'm sure with enough time and money one could be made that would be accurate enough for our purposes but the economics of such a conversion do not make sense. 

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Pretty much what the Nelsons told me when I talked to them about it. Yes it (32 ACP) can be done, no it can't be done economically for the number of units they could possibly sell. I believe that they had prototypes but they were making an enormous number of changes.

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Post by troystaten Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:05 pm

I hand not ever seen the Erma pistol, looks like an interesting pistol.

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