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A Caliber question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by caliber bob, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. caliber bob

    caliber bob Yamhill County, OR. Member

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    This has nothing to do with my name:bluelaugh:. I have an old S&W revolver that I have had mixed information on about its caliber. If holding the gun, the right side of the barrel is stamped
    38 S&W SPECIAL CTG". Is there a difference between this and a regular 38 special? Just curious, because I don't want to do anything that will blow my hand off:D. If it helps, I believe the model is a 1905 4th change.

  2. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    The 38 S&W is a bit different than a 38 Special. The case of the S&W is a bit larger at the base, and won't chamber in a 38 Special cylinder..........

    You can fire 38 Special loads thru it, but stick to regular load, avoid anything with a +P on it.