Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by citizenconn, Jul 20, 2022.
But to answer your question, no, you will not have any problems shooting that ammo.
Put that box away and find something else to blast with.
A lot of folks out there in Internet gun social media think it's just dandy for a defensive load in a .38 snub.
I haven't thought about that show in years. It really was funny.
For the OP - I personally wouldn't shoot that ammo. Not because it's not safe, it is safe.
The ammo is worth more to a collector. Sell that box and buy 2 with the proceeds.
You might see if you can peddle it at at a then next local gunshow.
But the effort sell may be not worth the the effort.
I might try selling it once and if not successful just shoot it.
I'll try to add some pictures of that soon. Thanks.
So should I not shoot them out of a Taurus CC pistol? From the comments here I'm not planning on shooting them now anyway, but since I know very little about revolvers I can use a little schoolin. It would make sense that they are for a 1911, as the other box of retro Western ammo I was sent was .45 ACP match ammo. It was a thank you for a 1911 pistol I'd bought from him.
Shoot em out of anything you want. They are usually light loads between 700 and 800 fps. The ones i have that my grandpa loaded 20 years ago have 3.0 grains of bullseye behind a 148gr HBWC.
If the brass is indeed original to the box, keep it and put it in the box. Then display or sell it. That box appears to be in beautiful shape.
Any factory .38 Special ammo is safe in any .38 Special revolver in proper working condition. That ammo was used in a semi-auto but not exclusively. It was very popular with revolver bullseye shooting to like in the S&W Model 14. (Smith & Wesson Model K-38 Target Masterpiece) No fears... I reload and load that type of ammo all the time for my .38 Special revolvers. The Wadcutter bullet is named so because it punches a nice round hole in the target that looks like a hole puncher did it making scoring easy.
125 dollars for two boxes. you might want to keep that box intact.
They work very well in my 14-4. I only very recently found out my 1960 Colt 1911 Super 38 Automatic in 38 super was rechambered to 38 special HBWC. So i havent tried them in it yet. The magazine i posted a pic of is an original Colt 38 special mid-range magazine.
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