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Posted: 12/24/2003 11:19:09 PM EDT
I'm SURE it was a revolver (probably.38spl)
but I don't remember what make/model.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 11:24:38 PM EDT
Webley .38 IIRC
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 11:30:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 11:45:14 PM EDT by Lumpy196]
IIRC, the Colt Model 1894 Double Action .38 revolver was issued to replace the Colt Single Action Army .45, and was followed by several upgrades ending in the 1903 model. The 1911 came after that. Im winging it at 130am, so I could be wrong. [url=http://coolgunsite.com/]This[/url] guy has a cool collection of Colt military revolvers under the "US GI Revolvers" tab.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 2:02:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MAC-DADDY: I'm SURE it was a revolver (probably.38spl) but I don't remember what make/model.
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What lumpy said in .38 long colt! Bob [:D]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 2:39:53 PM EDT
This guy has a cool collection of Colt military revolvers under the "US GI Revolvers" tab.
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I am soooo hating that guy.[:)]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 3:10:48 PM EDT
Isn't that why many police departments were using .38's? I thought when .45acp came in, many police depts got a good deal on surplus .38's.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:09:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 4:11:06 PM EDT by OLY-M4gery]
[url]grandarmyofthefrontier.org/m1889rev.htm[/url] Those are listed as .38 Long Colt, and seem pretty weak. There was also .38 S+W, which IIRC is about the same power level, produced at the seame time. I thought .38 special came later, and it was the "wonder-nine" of it's time. I though that the 1911's got to the Phillipines to late to see real action. I also remember but can't find right now that the Army also had a .45, .45 Schofield(????) revolver that had pretty good power, that was used in that conflict. The Army wanted to standardize ALL the handguns it had. Which was part of the reason for the switch.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 5:01:27 PM EDT
Both .38 LC and .38 S&W were used...and you could use the S&W in a Colt but not Colt in a S&W due to length. The .38 S&W Special took the LC to 1.155" case length and offered the last big .357" BP centerfire deveolpment. The LC and non-Special S&W proved too weak on the Philipine Moros who could fend off a center mass shot on their druged bodies. Old SAA's were requested and worked much better, if single action only.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 1:43:44 PM EDT
The Colt New Service M1909, in .45 cal was the last service revolver to be adopted by the US with the exception of the wartime emergency M1917 weapons, slightly over 21,000 of the New Service type were supplied to the army navy and Marine Corps between Febuary 1909 and April 1911.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 6:24:59 PM EDT
The .45 Schofield is shorter than the .45 Colt and has less oomph. Remember the .38s were also the smokeless replacements for the .45s. The Schofield is probably equivalent to ACP in size. Was designed to be used in the Mod 3 S&W break-open revolver. Black powder cartridges were filled all the way with powder as opposed to smokeless that generally uses a fraction of the case capacity.
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