Help!

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by pb1371, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. pb1371

    pb1371 New Member

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    I recently purchased a webley mk IV. It's in .38 S&W. I want to buy some ammo so I can make sure it still fires. What kind should I get? I know most older guns can't stand the pressure of modern ammunition. Is there a special kind that I would need to buy for my webley?
     
  2. gschnarr

    gschnarr New Member

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    You need to get the 38 s+w ammo not the 38 special. The 38 s+w case length and OAL is shorter than the 38 special. It's pressure is lower for the hinged and small revolvers manufactured for the round. With any used firearm I have purchased, if there is any question of safety, it is checked by a good gunsmith.
     
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  3. pb1371

    pb1371 New Member

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    Thanks! Ill definitely be sure to get it checked out
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Pics and range report needed when you get that up and going!!

    I notice your avatar. I found a Webley (not sure of the model) in Iraq chambered in .455. I'd still be walking funny from smuggling that joker home if I'd realized then how badly I want one.
     
  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I figured Webley would weigh in here. :confused:
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    ACTUALLY- that IS a modern handgun- compared to stuff made in the 1890's. It was made to shoot a 200 grain .38 S&W. Any of the standard .38 S&W loads will do OK. You are unlikely to find 200 grain loads. Yours was made for smokeless powder.

    As he said up there- .38 S&W is NOT .38 Special. .38 Special is longer and skinnier.

    38 enfield ammo.jpg
     
  7. pb1371

    pb1371 New Member

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    Hahaha :) definitely be worth it though!
     
  8. pb1371

    pb1371 New Member

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    Thanks everyone! Ill be sure to post pics and a range report just as soon as I can!
     
  9. pb1371

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    image-1041400318.jpg

    Here she is. Be awhile before I can take her to the range though
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Damn that's purdy.