H&R 733

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H&R 733

Postby Don » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:34 pm

Just got an H&R 733 in .32 long with 4 in barrel. Also have the snubbie version in the same caliber. Been shooting hand loads and purchased Buffalo Bore hard cast 100 grain wad cutters. Have already pocket carried the snubbie and plan on carrying the 4 incher for SD. Interested in hearing from others here who have the same guns and what their experiences with them have been like.

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Re: H&R 733

Postby 84minieldo » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:27 pm

Is that the one with the squared off/flat sided barrel?
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Re: H&R 733

Postby Don » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:22 pm

Nope, round barrel.
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Re: H&R 733

Postby jeffchance » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:44 pm

I sold a 732 a while back. Good revolvers, kinda crude but work. Weak link was the hammer spring and the piece that went between the spring and the hammer. It was plastic and would crack with age. I keep a dozen new ones in stock for the two 622's we own.
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Re: H&R 733

Postby Don » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:55 pm

Yeah Jeff, that was the first thing I checked and happily all steal parts, no nylon.

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Re: H&R 733

Postby Flowmaster » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:37 pm

Those H&R revolvers were really a no-fills working man's gun. Domestic, but not a Colt or S&W. They seem somewhat utilitarian and rather unrefined compared to more expensive brands. Whatever though, they usually work just fine unless they've been completely ragged out over the years.
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Re: H&R 733

Postby Erich » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:56 pm

I have a 732 snub for which I paid $85 delivered in a GB auction. It certainly got me interested in loading .32 Longs . . . I used Sharpe's book from the Thirties and some of those warmer loads are pretty impressive (1k fps with a cast 100-gr RNFP from this gun's 2.5" tube) out of the little solid frame guns from which I've shot them.

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I have to say that the itsy-bitsy factory stocks pictured above make shooting the gun pretty uncomfortable for me - the space between the gripframe and the triggerguard is insufficient for even my medium-sized adult male hands. So, I went back on GB and paid an absurd amount of money for Pachmayr stocks.

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The amusing thing is that I have almost never shot the gun since then, but it works better, for sure.

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The 732's DA trigger is pretty awful, but the thing shoots well anyhow. Not as well as my Improved I-frame Smith, tho: when I got that, I kinda throttled way back on shooting the 732. Heck, I rarely shoot either of them, but they're neat.

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Re: H&R 733

Postby Flowmaster » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:51 pm

That's great velocity Erich.
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Re: H&R 733

Postby FergusonTO35 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:43 am

I had a 733 for awhile. Neat little gun, I think the biggest thing that held these back was not being available in .38 Special. The .32 S&W Long, while an excellent cartridge, has been regarded as an also-ran for decades now. Ammo is way expensive too.
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