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Posted: 4/28/2009 5:55:52 AM EDT
I've searched, but I haven't seen a clear answer. My S&W model of 1905 has .38 S&W special ctg on the barrel. I assume .38 special is just an abbreviated name for that, right? And from what I understand, .38 S&W is a shorter overall length and a slightly larger bullet diameter, but .38 S&W special is the same as .38 special. Is that right?
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 6:43:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hueto:
I've searched, but I haven't seen a clear answer. My S&W model of 1905 has .38 S&W special ctg on the barrel. I assume .38 special is just an abbreviated name for that, right? And from what I understand, .38 S&W is a shorter overall length and a slightly larger bullet diameter, but .38 S&W special is the same as .38 special. Is that right?


Yes, .38 S&W Special = .38 Special.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 11:32:20 PM EDT
Yup same thing.

Lot's of cartridges have different names, often as a result of a company not wanting to a competitor's name on their product; so a Colt is more likely to be marked ".38 Special" and an S&W is more likely to be marked ".38 S&W Special"
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