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Old 05-03-2018, 05:41 PM
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just got this beauty today - all matching 51xxx (not sure if the xxx is correct for the forum?)
The grips, cylinder, barrel and butt all match
question is can I shoot any .38 auto? (I know not to shoot special)
like Remington or Winchester or ??


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Old 05-03-2018, 05:48 PM
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If you must shoot it, use .38 S&W.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:26 AM
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I'm told that 38 auto is loaded to a higher pressure and in deference to the age of the gun would recommend only the correct 38 S&W. Also,m the 38 auto rim is much smaller and will not always extract correctly from the revolver.
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.38 S&W ONLY !
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:14 AM
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I am of the same thinking use correct ammo so you don't unintentionally hurt that fine old revolver . You did good getting it thanks for shareing with us.
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Nice 3rd Model. I have a Blue one in similar Condition. Definitely .38 S&W Ammo only. Personally; I would only use Handloaded ammo with about 10gr of FFFG Black Powder and clean it thoroughly after use. Starline make the Brass and Speer and Hornady both make HBWC lead in .358 which will work fine and save you a packet. It's a 130+ year old Gun that wasnt made for Nitro Loads; BP will be much gentler of your ole girl.

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