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32 ACP barrel liner

Kurt Learning

Cast Iron
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Probably.
Haven't researched it yet. Check with Brownell's
What is your project, there may be an easier way - like turning down a replacement barrel.
 

1yesca

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track of the wolf sells or did i brand of liner made by a guy i believe tk dk some dam thing like that this guy if he is still around will make what ever you want by hammer forged
 

thermite

Diamond
Do you folks know if a 32 ACP barrel liner exists ? If so who may the source be ?
thanks
animal

If it does exist, it should not.

"ACP" implies semi-auto, not wheelgun, plus it's a low-power round. With a slide around it as protection from the bumps and bruises of the cruel world that a meatier wheelgun barrel haveth not?

The barrels in semi-autos of that genre tend to be damned THIN for that sort of circumstance.
No meat onct bored. No room for a meaty liner.
Bad combination. Very.

Better to make a new barrel, outright. Not even all that hard if it is "blowback" and haveth no lug or cam. See Walther & similar.

Better yet to not waste the time and effort.

Just hang it on the wall as a decorator and go find a safer and better "shooter".

2CW
 

deltaenterprizes

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If it does exist, it should not.



"ACP" implies semi-auto, not wheelgun, plus it's a low-power round. With a slide around it as protection from the bumps and bruises of the cruel world that a meatier wheelgun barrel haveth not?

The barrels in semi-autos of that genre tend to be damned THIN for that sort of circumstance.
No meat onct bored. No room for a meaty liner.
Bad combination. Very.

Better to make a new barrel, outright. Not even all that hard if it is "blowback" and haveth no lug or cam. See Walther & similar.

Better yet to not waste the time and effort.

Just hang it on the wall as a decorator and go find a safer and better "shooter".

2CW

8mm barrel has a similar bore diameter but most probably a different twist rate but it could be used to make a new barrel if nothing else is available.
 

1yesca

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that's the guy i was trying to remember 1st class guy and stuff so here's one more thing to think about [ what is it your wanting to

reline ? how long is it ? if it would work why not just got some used two bit 32 auto barrel and cut it down and make a liner out of it

or some old rifle barrel that would work]
 

thermite

Diamond
8mm barrel has a similar bore diameter but most probably a different twist rate but it could be used to make a new barrel if nothing else is available.

Well.. a .32 ACP is hardly going to be any sort of world-beater as to performance, wrong twist, "close enough", or even a tediously worked-up combo of handloads and an optimized "gain" twist.

It's simply a old and puny cartridge, regardless. Have a look at the alternatives:

What Is The Best .32-Caliber Cartridge Of All-Time? - Gun Digest

...back to what he HAS.....

Any .32 ACP firearm with historical, collectible, or family "sentimental" significance works fine as a wall-ornament or lovingly cased... whilst actual shooting duty migrates to something more suited to the tasking...

.... so WTF could possibly make THIS ONE worth the bother?

"The World Wonders"
 

standardparts

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Gazz

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Curious to know why you are looking for a 32ACP barrel liner. Is it for a specific pistol and if so which one? As noted above, most .32ACP barrel are about as thick walled as any liner might be. If you need a liner for a pistol, I wonder if a 32-20 liner would work without getting off my butt to look up bore sizes/bullet diameters and rifling twist rates. If the available liner is large enough in diameter to function as a barrel in the deficient pistol, perhaps you could bore the existing chamber end an mate the liner to that. Be mindful of how the two are held together.
 

wesg

Titanium
TJ's liners for a 32-20 are .305/.312, 1-16 twist, 1/2" OD.

Considering Hornady's .32 bullets are .312, seems like a good choice.

If you want tighter, the 30 Luger liners are .303/.311, 1-10 twist. Also 1/2" OD.

A scrap off an Enfield, SKS, AK, etc, could be just about anything in terms of diameter. I had a Winchester 1917, 30-06, that slugged .314 with a 5 groove left hand twist barrel.
 

animal12

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CA USA
Thanks for all the replies & links , I have some reading to do . The project is a Clone of a 1903 that my dad picked up during his tour to Korea during the war . He had acquired this pistol with a broken firing pin , so he went to the motor pool & made one from a old drill bit & after that carried the weapon along with a few clips of 32 ACP . It really wasn't chambered for 32 ACP but it will fire & eject them though the case bulges . I'm just interested in making the pistol reliable & safe to shoot . The pistol itself is a bit larger then A 1903 but if you held it in your hand you would be convinced it was a real 1903 . It strips the same . A bud gave me a brand new set of 32 dies & bullet mold along with 500 rounds of new brass . So that's the story behind what I am trying to accomplish with a barrel liner . I'll try to answer any questions you folks may have .
thanks
animal
 

Gazz

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Now I wonder if it is one of the FN pistols made for one of the Scandinavian countries? They were larger than and fired a .38 caliber round. Pictures are required.
 

thermite

Diamond
It really wasn't chambered for 32 ACP but it will fire & eject them though the case bulges .

Sumthin' ain't right. COMMON Semi-auto's "tend to" use straight-wall, cylindrical cases that headspace on the front edge of the case rim. A .32 ACP "should not" do that in "the other common" semi-auto = .380 ACP. Looks just like the 9 mm Parabellum, but a coupla silly millimeters shorter, hence "9 mm Kurz".

Absent repeatable headspace, firing pin strike would be erratic. Yet you don't seem to have that problem?

Now.. Korea... In addition to North Korean and Chicom forces mostly armed with Soviet Bloc weaponry .. and copies, there were. if memory serves, 13 "United Nations" Armed forces involved as well with European and US arms.

Besides - it need not have BEEN any body's "military or police" issue.

So the maker could have been just about any country.

Some few semi-auto were chambered for "bottlenecked" pistol / machine-pistol rounds. These can headspace on their shoulder .. OR on the rim... depending on the designer.
Examples: See 7.62×25mm Tokarev, common to handguns and machine-pistols. Not the only player. Just one of the most widely seen.

Time, and past the time, you provided photos and markings, Pilgrim.
This will not be a "mystery" once enough expert eyes have sight of the evidence.

"Safe" doesn't seem to need a barrel-liner. It simply needs ammunition that FITS!

ELSE one makes a new barrel.. because the CHAMBER has to fit some other cartridge.
Ignoring those "basic landmarks" is about as UN safe as one can get -

IOW the PRIMARY "headspace" problem is between your EARS....

:(

You can guess what REALLY needs "relined" if that message needs stronger conveyance from someone less genteel and diplomatic than I?

:D
 








 
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