Did Colt make a 38?

Did Colt make a 38?

The Colt Army Special 38, produced from 1908-1927, was somewhat of a misnomer since it was utilized mainly by police forces and not the U.S. Army. Before U.S. entry into World War II, the Official Police model was bought by the U.S. Army to issue to military police.

What is a Colt 38 worth?

What is a COLT COLT 38 SPECIAL pistol Worth? A COLT COLT 38 SPECIAL pistol is currently worth an average price of $1,577.06 new and $852.77 used . The 12 month average price is $1,427.27 new and $973.60 used.

Who invented the 38 revolver?

Smith & Wesson
The .38 Smith & Wesson Special, also commonly known as .38 S&W Special, .38 Special, .38 Spl, .38 Spc, (pronounced “thirty-eight special”), or 9x29mmR is a rimmed, centerfire cartridge designed by Smith & Wesson….

.38 Special
Designer Smith & Wesson
Designed 1898
Manufacturer Smith & Wesson
Produced 1898–present

Why is it called a 38 special?

38 Special is called that because it follows a lineage of revolver cartridges going back to the . 38 Short Colt, which was originally designed as a retrofit to cap and ball revolvers.

When did the colt.38 Long Colt come out?

Here’s a brief synopsis of the .38 Colt/Long Colt story: It was introduced in the early to mid-1870s for several types of Colt revolvers. Some were cap-and-ball conversions, others small pocket pistols.

Can A.38 Long Colt be fired in a S & W?

The .38 Long Colt can be fired in a .38 Special, as can the newer loadings of the .38 Short Colt with a standard lubricated pistol bullet. Next up is the .38 S&W, which has often been confused with the .38 Special.

What kind of gun is a 38 Special?

can be fired in any revolver chambered for the .38 Special (2nd from right) and .357 Magnum (far right). Without a doubt the most denigrated American military handgun cartridge ever is the .38 Colt (aka .38 Long Colt). It is said to have been the cause of death for many an American soldier during the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902).

What was the muzzle velocity of the.38 Short Colt?

The .38 Short Colt is one of the true old timers, originally designed for the cartridge conversions of the 1851 Navy Colt it has been loaded for well over a hundred years and counting. It started off with an outside lubricated bullet of .375 of 125 or 130 grains depending on the maker with a muzzle velocity of 775 fps.