Texas Ranger 38 special family owned


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dgp
October 22, 2011, 04:21 PM
Hello I recently inherited a six shot texas ranger 38 special CTGES. It has an elk or deer on the handles R&C on one side of the barrel. There is this rod that pulls back and then the cylider comes out so you can load it. How can I tell if this pistol is still safe to shoot? What ammunition can I use in it? Under the barrel it looks like there is the word BELGIUM but can't quite make it out.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

dgp

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rcmodel
October 22, 2011, 04:41 PM
Sounds like a cheap revolver made in Belgium in the early part of the 20th century.

The mail order novelty house Johnson & Smith purchased quantities of the .38 caliber TEXAS RANGER during the 1930s and sold them for little of nothing.

I have no idea if yours is safe to shoot now.
But they didn't get any better or stronger over the last 80 years since they were made I betcha!

If it times and locks the cylinder in line with the barrel it is probably as safe to shoot as it ever was.

I would use only standard pressure .38 Special lead bullet loads.
NO +P or +P+ jacketed self defense loads.

rc

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