Testing Camera Set Up

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  1. ignats

    ignats Member

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    Just put this Super 38 together. Using a series 70 slide due to the original one being in miserable shape.

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  2. JLA

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    Pretty dang nice. Very classic look.
  3. Shooter45

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    Do you mean .38 Super ??

    Anyway, nice pistol.
  4. ignats

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    The original name given by Colt when the cartridge first came out was 38 ACP that was back in the early 1900's for Colt Models 1900 and 1902. During 1927 Colt came out with the COLT SUPER .38 AUTOMATIC which is a higher pressure and velocity version of the same older cartridge. The pistol used the same frame as the Colt Government Model that is chambered in .45 ACP. The slide is different. Colts did this as measure to prevent people from loading the new cartridge into older .38 ACP pistols and by putting the SUPER out front I suppose they were trying to warn the public.

    The older pistols were roll marked as previously stated however somewhere along the line, the name morphed to .38 SUPER. This may have been as a result of other companies copying Colt. You will find the same thing with .44-40 and .38-40. Winchester named them 44 WCF and 38 WCF (Winchester Center Fire). Other companies i.e. Marlin started calling it .44-40 rather than use Winchester's name or abbreviation. on their product.

    So, to answer your question I'm just used to the using the original name.

    BTW, most of the factory ammo is now marked .38 SUPER +P so as not to confuse it with the older .38 ACP. It is perfectly safe to use in modern pistols designed for Super 38 or 38 Super BUT NOT the older 38 ACP.
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  5. Shooter45

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    I already know all that. But your quote was Super 28. See above quote.
  6. gdmoody

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    I thought you were talking about a camera with the Super 28 test set up!!
  7. H-D

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    Awesome! looks great!
  8. ignats

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    Ah yes I did, got a little fat fingered. Actually, I guess I spilled the beans and the cat is out of the bag. I am developing a new cartridge based on the old Super .38 cartridge, it uses a 7mm bullet which, as I am sure you know, is .284 caliber. I just rounded that down a little like gun companies normally do, i.e. .38 is really .357 or .358 and .44 is really .429 etc.

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    I'm still working out some of the bugs, but I think it will be a viable wildcat. That's a 175 grain 7mm bullet in a necked down Super 38 cartridge so now it's a Super 28.
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  9. H-D

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    Col looks a little long ;)
  10. ignats

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    One of the bugs.
  11. RickRope

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    That's one of the funniest things I've read all night. Thanks :D
  12. NEILT

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    nice grips
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