.38 special bullets

.38 special bullets

This is a discussion on .38 special bullets within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; When I got my model 36 s&w these bullets came with it, they fit tight in the cylinder and they are shorter than the normal ...

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    .38 special bullets

    When I got my model 36 s&w these bullets came with it, they fit tight in the cylinder and they are shorter than the normal 38 bullet. Was wondering if anyone seen these before.



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    Looks like some .38 s&w rounds. These predate the .38 special and do not fit into a special. They have larger bullets(.361") and a shorter fatter case. There were many older revolvers chambered for this round.
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    Pics of the Head stamps on the ammo would help. What do they read?

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    Here's a pick of ends. Pic taken with phone....im thinking they are reloads.



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    Bingo - .38 S&W. Wrong ammo for your Chief's Special. You want .38 Special.
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    Looks like the old .38 Colt Short round..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Bingo - .38 S&W. Wrong ammo for your Chief's Special. You want .38 Special.
    YUP.. 38 S&W. Do not use them in your 38 special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Bob View Post
    YUP.. 38 S&W. Do not use them in your 38 special.
    Nope wasnt going too...but you all reassured me that they arent the right ones...Thanks....

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