How old is the 38 special cartridge?

How old is the 38 special cartridge?

The .38 Special was designed and entered production in 1898 as an improvement over the .38 Long Colt which, as a military service cartridge, was found to have inadequate stopping power against the charges of Filipino Muslim warriors during the Philippine–American War.

What is the rarest Smith and Wesson revolver?

Smith & Wesson Model 320
The Smith & Wesson Model 320 is the rarest Smith & Wesson in existence and highly prized by collectors.

Does a 38 have stopping power?

38 bullet (. 38 SP – Police special with 1/4 grain charge, thus ‘Minimum Stopping Power’. It is a widely used Gun in the USA – legal and Illegal. But police seen that and needed an edge and went to the (9 mm and can shoot more Bullets needing less reloads).

Can a 38 Special kill a bear?

38 special you will not penetrate bone or deep enough into soft tissue to kill the bear. Your only real choice is point blank into the mouth up into the brain and trying to make a shot like that while the bear is batting you around and chewing on you is rather unlikely.

Why is 38 Special ammo so expensive?

Purely supply and demand. Similar to why 28 gauge ammo costs almost twice what a 12 gauge load does. Makers don’t make as much so unit costs are higher. Add in that they probably only make one production run per year.

Do they still make 32 revolvers?

Most common are revolvers chambered in . 32 H&R Magnum or . 327 Federal Magnum. It’s the only production revolver still offered in .

What is the serial number of my dad’s 38 S & W special CTG?

The serial number is WR293xx and it is in as new condition. My dad’s been gone 15 years now . My brother and I have the guns we grew up with.

What’s the serial number on a Smith and Wesson?

Smith and Wesson Serial Number Date of Manufacture J Frame Revolver Lookup. For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. 1950 = start at 1 1952 = 7369 – 21342 1953 = 28916 1955 = 55050 – 75000 1957 = 117770 – 125000 1962 = starts at 295000 1969 = ends at 786544 J serial Prefix serial numbers. For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50.

How to identify a s and W revolver and when was it made?

Many people have questions about how to identify a S&W revolver and when was it made. I borrowed this from a thread on forum. It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. This is where to look for the model number (not used until around 1957). Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models.

Can a serial number on a s and W be off?

There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. The precise shipping date as “lettered” can be several years off depending on model. For the exact date on your gun request the letter from S&W Historian Roy Jinks. Pre-War N frame.