When did Smith and Wesson start making the 38 special?

When did Smith and Wesson start making the 38 special?

In 1930, Smith & Wesson introduced a large frame . 38 Special revolver with a 5-inch barrel and fixed sights intended for police use, the Smith & Wesson .

What is a Smith and Wesson 38 Special Ctg?

CTG” as it appears on the roll mark of a Smith and Wesson revolver is simply an abbreviation for the word “cartridge”. It is NOT a designation of the model of the firearm, when you see “. 38 S&W Special CTG” on the side of the gun it just means it’s chambered in . 38 special.

How old is my Smith & Wesson revolver?

Look up the pistol’s full serial number — including all letters and numbers — in the back section of the “Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson” book. These listings inform you of the pistol’s date of manufacture, based on the serial number.

What was the first Smith and Wesson revolver?

Smith & Wesson Model 1
The Smith & Wesson Model 1 was the first firearm manufactured by Smith & Wesson, with production spanning the years 1857 through 1882. It was the first commercially successful revolver to use rimfire cartridges instead of loose powder, musket ball, and percussion caps.

Does Smith & Wesson make a 38?

38 Long Colt and . 38 Special), 9×20mmR, or . 38/200, is a revolver cartridge developed by Smith & Wesson in 1877….. 38 S&W.

.38 Smith & Wesson
Manufacturer Smith & Wesson
Variants .38/200, .380 Rim, .38 Colt New Police, .38 S&W Super Police, MKE 9.65 mm Normal
Bullet diameter .361 in (9.2 mm)

What frame is S&W 38 special?

The “L-Frame” is built for continuous Magnum® usage. The “K-Frame” is built for the 38 S&W Special cartridge and has been a favorite of military and police as well as target shooters and enthusiasts.

Where is the serial number on a Smith and Wesson revolver?

Revolvers – The official serial number is located on the bottom of the butt of the frame. Some revolvers also have the serial number located on the inside of the frame, in the yoke area.

Is there a difference between .38 and .38 Special?

There was a . 38 S&W, which was shorter, tapered, and had a different (I think) bullet diameter. . 38 Special has a longer case, straight walled, has more power, and is not really . 38 caliber at all, being .

What’s the difference between 38 S&W and 38 Special?

The larger case diameter of the 38 S&W will prevent it being inserted in a 38 Special firearm. Being the 38 Special is smaller it will fit into a gun chambered for 38 S&W but being smaller and higher pressure the case may rupture.