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Old 08-19-2017, 09:17 AM
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here is my Safety Hammerless SW in .38SW.
The front sight has been changed by his last owner in order to have a front sight that suited him better.
I will use it at the range with black powder load.
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Old 08-19-2017, 09:32 AM
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Intending no disrespect, but why the choice of black powder? Are smokeless rounds unavailable in France?
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Nice 38 Safety, 3rd Model, and it should do well at the range. I find it was shipped close to 1893, so that may be why you are choosing black powder loads. There was no significant changes made to these revolvers from the 1890s to the 1900s and most, if not all, handled smokeless powder loads throughout their life. If you can buy current factory rounds, they should all be loaded with these old top-breaks in mind.
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I dont believe I have ever seen a squared off front sight like you have.
The ones I have are half round, not squared off.
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Hello
I would like to shoot it with the original load, thats why I choose black Powder
Yes we have smokeless powder available and I use it to reload my modern handguns (G17, SW625, Kimber) and rifles.
Thanks for all the info you gave me on this revolver
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Hello here are the result of my blackpowder reloading at 15 and 25 yards
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:16 PM
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My grandfather bought one of these after immigrating to the US in the 1890's. Thanks for bringing back some memories!
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While that is no match winner it was never meant to be one and it certainly is accurate enough for personal defense as intended.
Many are surprised to learn that quite often the original black powder load was more powerful than the modern smokeless stuff.

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Old 09-04-2017, 11:48 AM
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Yes Coyotejoe that's tottaly true !
shooting this one with BP load is really fun !
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