Indian Ordnance Factories .32 Revolver

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IOF .32 Revolver (also known as IOF 32 Revolver) is a 6-shot handgun designed and manufactured by the Ordnance Factories Organization in India[1][2] and is meant for short range.[3]

IOF 0.32" Revolver
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TypeRevolver
Place of originIndia
Production history
Designed1995
ManufacturerIndian Ordnance Factory
Produced1996
Specifications
Mass700 g (25 oz)
Length177.8 mm (7.00 in)
Barrel length76.2 mm (3.00 in)

Cartridge.32 S&W Long (7.65x23mm)
Caliber.32 (7.65 mm)
ActionDouble-action revolver, break action
Feed systemSix-round cylinder
SightsFixed open sights

It's a 'Break Action' self-extracting revolver[4] and uses the .32 Smith & Wesson Long (7.65mm x 23mm) cartridge.[5] It is based on the Webley Mk IV .38 S&W revolver, specifically the Singapore Police Force version with a safety catch. The smaller caliber was chosen so that it would be legal for civilian ownership under Indian law.

It is priced at Rs.79,263 (approx. $1100 USD in late 2020) (ex-Kanpur) due to a lack of competition from private manufacturers.[6]

IOF also make a lightweight titanium frame version called the Nirbheek and a longer barrel steel frame version called the ANMOL.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ordnance Factory Board". ofbindia.gov.in. Archived from the original on 2019-07-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Gun Accessory Default Page". Archived from the original on 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  3. ^ "Gun Accessories Intro Page". Archived from the original on 2017-12-17. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  4. ^ "Gun Accessories Load Page". Archived from the original on 2017-12-18. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  5. ^ "Ordnance Factory Board". ofbindia.gov.in. Archived from the original on 2019-07-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Arms&lang=hi 0.32" Revolver Total price (including taxes)". Archived from the original on 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  7. ^ "Civil Trade - Arms Details". Retrieved 2020-05-14.

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