Kynoch 32 ACP


#1

I have a round of 32 ACP with a lead RN bullet and a headstamp of “KYNOCH 7.65”. The primer has an ICI logo on it and is covered in white paint. Does the white primer signify anything or is it just sealer?


#2

these lead-bullet .32s from Kynoch, with painted primers, are cattle-killer rounds (humane killers) and may have been fired in a pistol-like device rather than a normal auto pistol. I really don’t know the firearm itself that was used with the .38s, but our store had a “Humane Killer” in .38 caliber from the R.S.P.C.A. of England. It was a single-shot, and you removed the barrel (easily done - a couple of seconds, tops) to load it.

Maybe one of our British chaps knows if these were used in the standard Webley and Browning-type self-loading pistols, or in a special apparatus.

I have a number of different ones in my .32 A.C.P. collection.


#3

From an article on Cattle Killer’s I can provide the following info:

"Webley also produced animal killer devices that were effectively Pistols. The


#4

The .32 ACP / 7.65mm Humane Killer ctgs were used in a variant of Webley & Scott’s auto pistol. This advertisement is from the Midland Gun Company catlogue of 1938. (There is an excellent chapter on these Humane Killers in Gordon Bruces’s ‘Webley & Scott Automatic Pistols’.)


#5

Great info! Thanks!

Eric