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Old 04-21-2020, 07:57 PM
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Ruger Mk 1 target pistol converted to 32 S&W long is listed on Gunbroker.
Does anyone know how easy or hard these conversions are?
Have seen single shot rimfires converted to centerfire, but never a semi auto-converted to centerfire.
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Old 04-21-2020, 11:09 PM
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I have seen one at the San Antonio gun show and the bolt had an extra weight added to the rear to slow down the bolt speed from the 32. That conversion was done by some rifle company, don't remember which, but it was done for bulls eye shooting. The barrel had been bored to .312 and re-rifled and a custom 5 round mag was with the gun. I am pretty sure the conversion now would be expensive and limited number of gun shops could do it. I also believe the gun would only shoot 32 wad cutter loads.
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I have seen one at the San Antonio gun show and the bolt had an extra weight added to the rear to slow down the bolt speed from the 32.
It may be the same pistol. I would like to examine it, but for $3250.00 to start bidding on it, I'll pass.
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Old thread you may find interesting.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=226417
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It may be the same pistol. I would like to examine it, but for $3250.00 to start bidding on it, I'll pass.
Me too.

Just think, paying that much for a pistol that is only worth a fraction of that. I canít imagine much future collector value in a conversion like that.

I look at what kind of a rimfire pistol I could buy for that much money.
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Old 04-23-2020, 09:53 AM
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Smile Can I play , too ?

For that nickel , I've got a Walther GSP in 22lr , plus a 32 SuW "top" conversion , and , another Walther , an OSP in 22 kurz !
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Old thread you may find interesting.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=226417
I'm certain it's the same pistol. The only thing is it's wearing a different set of grips now.
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Thanks for the info.
I was just wondering if this was something done frequently or a one of a kind.
Pistol has been listed for many months.
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Old 04-23-2020, 10:59 PM
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Wish pricing or the owner paid too much for it to start with and trying to get their money back.
When I did gun shows I saw several "prized possessions" that some one had bought and turned out to be a parts barrel gun.
The worst I saw was a "1912 National Match 1911" that a guy paid 6,000 for .
It did have a 1912 frame , rare , but it had a 70's NM slide with non matching numbered barrel and bushing. Guy was furious when we pointed out the parts time line origin and the gun was only worth 700.00 to us for the 1912 frame.
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