Smith and Wesson Regulation Police

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by elglockeroloko30, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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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??????
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I assume the rounds were too fat? And yet it's stamped .38? Wow, that's nuts. Pics please!
     

  3. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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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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  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Did not fit, as in too long or too fat? Could be a .38 S&W. Shorter than the "Special"
     
  5. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    It would not go all the way in, only 3/4.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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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  7. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    Yeap! That's the one i got!
     
  8. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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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?
     
  9. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    .38 S&W are available but uncommon. Less powerful than the 38 spl and more expensive.
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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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.
     
  11. chewchew

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    Anytime you see a 38 s&w or 32s&w( I have both), they are shorts, in a manner of speech, but not really. They are what they are. The last box of 50 cost me $41.00.
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, .38 S&W ammo is available- not as common as .38 Special. Trip- .38 Special is skinnier than .38 S&W. Just shortening the brass is usually not enuff.

    38smithandwesson.jpg

    38special.jpg
     
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Take it back and get your money back. The .38 S&W is hard to find in the US, probably even harder to find in PR.
     
  14. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    Well, it is in prety good shape for such an old gun and i got it for 125 bucks which i felt was a good deal (you guys tell me if i got robbed). They are diferent reasons to have different guns. For example, home protection: Mossberg 500. Conceiled carry: g23, g21, ruger lcp and lc9 or which ever one you choose. Shooting at the range: AR 15, AK47, all of the previous. Now, I have 2 special categories that i have. 1-Just to stare at it: in my collection which is just getting started that would be my ruger sr 1911(but i hope to add a few soon to that category soon). 2-Just to have one. the retention police is in that category! The next will be a .44 i hope.
     
  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I think $125 is a fine price. I would have bought it.
     
  16. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    I ment Regulation Police!