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Old October 31, 2006, 11:27 PM   #7
matthew temkin
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The .38 S&W was a popular cartridge early in the 20th century and was chambered in some very compact revolvers.
The .38 special came out in 1902 to give a boost to the .38 Long Colt, which proved to be a dismal stopper during the Phillipine war waged at the turn of the century.
When S&W chamberd the .38 SPL in J frame revolvers (1950) it spelled the demise of other, less potent .38 & .32 compact revolvers.
Your revolver is indeed a .38 Spl, and can handle any type of .38 loading.
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