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Old 02-02-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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I just bought a S&W revolver which was sold to me as a Regulation Police model. It has .38 writen at the side of the barrel just below the "Regulation Police" letters. Guess what happened when i wento the range to test it: .38 special rounds did not fit into the wheel when i went back to the store the guy who sold it to me had no idea of what happened and told me to come back tomorrow to register it as a .32. Can someone please throw a little light of what is going on??????

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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I assume the rounds were too fat? And yet it's stamped .38? Wow, that's nuts. Pics please!

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I have not figure out how to up load pictures. What im going to do is place it as profile picture so you guys can see it! Ok there it is!

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Did not fit, as in too long or too fat? Could be a .38 S&W. Shorter than the "Special"

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Did not fit, as in too long or too fat? Could be a .38 S&W. Shorter than the "Special"
It would not go all the way in, only 3/4.
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First of all, that gun was never made in .38 Special. Second, is what is marked on the side of the barrel "38 S&W CTG" ?

The Regulation Police was made in .32 S&W Long (6 shots), and in .38 S&W (5 shots)- which is NOT a .38 Special. It is an older, shorter, fatter cartridge.

How many shots does yours hold? Can you take a photo of the right side of bbl? Does it look like this?

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First of all, that gun was never made in .38 Special. Second, is what is marked on the side of the barrel "38 S&W CTG" ?

The Regulation Police was made in .32 S&W Long (6 shots), and in .38 S&W (5 shots)- which is NOT a .38 Special. It is an older, shorter, fatter cartridge.

How many shots does yours hold? Can you take a photo of the right side of bbl? Does it look like this?

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Yeap! That's the one i got!
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Thank you so much guys! I had never seen those rounds (did not know they exist) but then again, Im new and still learning. Are those (.38 S&W) easy to get?

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.38 S&W are available but uncommon. Less powerful than the 38 spl and more expensive.

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If you get into reloading, you can probably make your own by trimming down .38 special cases. You would need to do some research and talk to the reloaders here before taking that as the gospel though.

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