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Antique H&R Break-Top .32 - ADVICE for cartridges?

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Hi folks,

 

Looking for some advice. I acquired an old antique H&R, the data reads:
 

Harrington & Richardson Arms Company Worcester Mass USA
Pat Oct 4 87, May 14 & Aug 6 89, April 2 95, April 7 1896

 

So I am guessing that makes this a H&R PREMER FIRST MODEL SMALL FRAME TOP BREAK (BLACK POWDER) circa 1896

 

Is it safe to shoot low pressure .32 S&W rounds? I am thinking of RemingtonWheelGun 32 S&W 88 GR Lead Round Nose (LRN).

Thanks!

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i had one as a kid , i actually was a kid then , i was told it was a' Saturday night special' back then and not to shoot it - that said , i did not ten know of our downloads for all thing SASS so ill not say i woudnt shoot it  , what i will say is have a competent gunsmith give the OK before you do it 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If there are NO markings on the left side of the barrel, It is rated for Black Powder.

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I had an old Merwin Hulbert.  First off, had it checked out by a compentent gun smith, second after combing various places the answer was the same - bl ack powder and the real stuff only.  These are 100 yr plus firearms lead and black powderplease.

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