Re: Cartridge Chamberings?
Regarding shooting a 40 S&W in a 10mm Autopistol: Sometimes possible, but not reliable, not advised. SA revolver: NO. DA revolver: With moonclips, go for it. The 10mm can be fired without the clips (you might need a stick to aid extraction), but the 40 must have clips fired in the 10.
The 38 ACP can be fired in a 38 Super (may or may not cycle), but to fire a 38 Super in an old 38 ACP is to invite disaster. Either can be fired in a 357 revolver, or a large frame 38 Special.
The 30 Mauser (7.63x25) and the 30 Tokarev (7.62x25) both share the same case but the latter is loaded to a higher pressure. 30 Mauser in 30 Tok, but NOT vice-versa.
The 44 Russian can be fired in a German 11mm revolver, but I would not do it the other way around. The cases are practically the same, but the German round has a slightly larger bullet diameter.
The 38 S&W and the British 380 revolver cartridge as used in Webley Mk4, Enfield, and S&W "victory model" are interchangable. To confuse things a little, the older British 380 as used in 19th century guns, was the same as the 38 Short Colt, NOT interchangable with the 38 S&W.
The 38 Short Colt may or may not work in the Japanese 9mm revolver, depending on the headspace of the individual gun. The Jap cartridge had a thinner rim, but some of their revolvers had enought headspace for the Colt cartridge.
The 45 S&W can be fired in a 45 Colt, but not vice-versa. This would have been a mute point a few years ago, but the S&W cartridge is now being loaded again for cowboy action shooters.
The 44 Colt, as now loaded, fits in the 44 hierachy as follows: 44 Russian, 44 Colt, 44 Special, 44 Magnum.
If anyone has an old Merwin & Hulbert 32 Long (7-shot on a 38 frame) revolver, it is the same cartridge as the 32 S&W Long, although it preceded the S&W cartridge by a dozen years.
Well, just a few more here. I'm sure there are others I forgot.
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