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Old June 11, 2019, 08:15 AM   #1
DMK
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WWII .38 Revolvers how did they reload them?

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, I'm planning a range session using guns of D-Day. I have a Garand, M1 Carbine, 1911A1, No4 Enfield, Kar98 and a S&W British Service Revolver chambered in 38/200 (38 S&W). I'm planning to use them authentically, loading the rifles from clips, shooting rifles from field positions, shooting handguns one handed, etc. (All this said just for context.)

I know that the 45ACP guns used half moon clips, but how did WWII soldiers reload their 38 caliber revolvers? How did they carry extra ammo?

I'm assuming ammo was reloaded singly and carried loose in pockets or pouches. Does anybody have any knowledge on this subject?
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