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Old 01-19-2022, 02:27 PM
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1880s 38s&w safety hammerless with modern remington ammunition safe? 1880s 38s&w safety hammerless with modern remington ammunition safe? 1880s 38s&w safety hammerless with modern remington ammunition safe? 1880s 38s&w safety hammerless with modern remington ammunition safe? 1880s 38s&w safety hammerless with modern remington ammunition safe?  
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Default 1880s 38s&w safety hammerless with modern remington ammunition safe?

I recently received this 38 s&w safety hammerless no. 37342 and bought this ammo Remington Performance WheelGun Ammo 38 S&W 146 Grain Lead Round Nose

This gun is very tight and clean, timing is good. Is this gun safe to shoot with this ammunition? Thanks
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It should be ok. That is not high velocity ammo. I would not shoot lots and lots in these old guns. I have a few and they do get shot on occasion. Parts are hard to find if something breaks
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I'vd used that ammunition and similar for years in several top break Smith & Wesson revolvers with no apparent ill effects.
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Factory .38 S&W ammo is lightly loaded just because of all those many thousands of ancient top-break revolvers remaining in firing condition today. Some reloaders (like me) hod-rod the .38 S&W to .38 Special levels, but such loads should never be used in any top-break revolver.
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