Smith & Wesson revolver

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by REPEATER, May 13, 2012.

  1. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    To take it a step further, the Russian case and bullet diameters (.457" and .429" respectively) were used as the basis for the .44 Special, then for the .44 Magnum. The .44 American case fell by the wayside.

    Jim
  2. REPEATER

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    so, with that said, I can shoot the .38 special rounds through my .357..


    and so this is a model 3 top break, with a russian load?
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  3. Alpo

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    You have a "New Model #3", in either 44 Russian or 44 Henry. From the location of the firing pin hole, in post # 13, it appears to be centerfire, which would make it 44 Russian. If your firing pin is pointed, it's centerfire, and will be 44 Russian. If it looks more like the end of a flat-point screwdriver, it'll be 44 Henry rimfire, and you'll be SOL, 'cause the little bit of that that is around is valuable collector ammo, and costs too much to shoot.

    44 Russian is being loaded by Black Hills, but it's smokeless, and I wouldn't shoot that in it, if it was mine.

    Ten-X loads it with Black Powder. 43 dollars a box.
    http://tenxammo.com/files/Shooter_Direct_Pricing_01132012.pdf
    http://tenxammo.com/tenx_ammo_B.html
  4. REPEATER

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    its not a shooter. too much slop in the cylinder rotation. the finger and stop seam rather worn. something in the trigger too. this revolver has a bolt to adjust the tension of the leaf spring. it's rather odd and touchy. too tight and the hammer wont cock into trigger release range. to loose and I cant remember. and the hammer stays forward really interfering with the top break as the hammer rides up over the break when fired. mos times I have to bring the hammer back just to open the gun.
  5. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Hi, REPEATER,

    Of course you can shoot .38 Special in your .357 Magnum revolver. Also .38 Short and Long Colt if you can find any.

    Jim
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