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.38 specail ctg

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by julie23, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. julie23

    julie23 Member

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    Can i use heavy loads in my .38 special ctg ?
    Around what time was it made?
    K942xxx
     
  2. SaxonPig

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    "38 Special CTG" is the caliber. The serial you gave suggests a S&W K frame revolver with adjustable sights made around 1969. If it's a 4" barrel likely a Model 15 Combat Masterpiece. If a 6" then probably a Model 14 Masterpiece.

    Both are deluxe target grade guns and strong enough to handle any factory loaded 38 Special ammo.

    Define "heavy load." The heaviest I would go in a K frame (and many others would not do this) would be the 38/44 "Heavy Duty" load using a 158 bullet at 1,140 FPS. This is a very stout load and I do not know of any ammo maker offering it at this time.

    Here's a Model 15 in nickel with target stocks.

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    A Model 14 in blue.

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