Revolver S & W, "M & P". 38 cal sw.


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luis miguel
July 19, 2010, 12:20 PM
Hello everyone.
I'm writing from Spain (Europe).
I want to ask about a Smith and Wesson revolver, Model M & P. .38 S & W.
The revolver manufactured during World War II for the British Army.
My question is:
"I can change the drum to be able to shoot 38 SP, WD and cartridges of black powder?.

Regards

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DickM
July 19, 2010, 01:05 PM
Hola Luis -

Converting the .38/200 British Service Revolver (the full name of your gun) from .38 S&W to .38 Special is possible but it's not simply a matter of boring out the existing cylinder because the diameter of the .38 S&W cartridge is already larger than the diameter of the .38 Special. You may find the cost to have it done properly is more than you want to spend, and it will also detract from the current value of your revolver.

If it were my gun, I would either trade it or purchase another revolver already chambered for .38 Special (I don't know about Spain, but S&W Model 10s are widely available and not expensive here), or (especially if you reload) keep it as .38 S&W and enjoy shooting it with the cartridge it was originally chambered for.

rcmodel
July 19, 2010, 01:21 PM
The .38 S&W started out in 1877 as a black powder cartridge.

It worked then, and it will still work now.

rc

luis miguel
July 19, 2010, 01:22 PM
Thank you.
You are right. I'll follow your advice.

Regards

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