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my friend got a 38 s&w and a guy sold him ammo marked as 130 gr. 38 super auto +p
i don't think it will fit but i know nothing about hanguns.
what do you think?
 

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The 38 Super is a rim less cartridge desigbed for a semi automatic pistol and is not interchangable with 38 Special, which is a revolver cartridge, although it has been chambered in a semi auto before. Did your friend get a 38 Special revolver or a 38 S&W revolver or a S&W 38 Super?
 

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Sounds like a bad mix. The old .38 S&W was a much lower pressure round that the .38 Super. Hopefully they won't chamber, and if they did, hopefully he would not shoot them.....
 

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I use 38 S&W pistols as paper weights, they are very low power compared todays cartridges. Hope the pistol doesn't fire the 38 Supers, your friend may suddenly not have a finger or two.

Jerry
 

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The 38 S&W should have a shorter cylinder than the special. The super and special should be too long to let the cylinder rotate. Otherwise----KABOOM!!!!:eek:
 

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A .38 Super may chamber as the case is a semi rimmed and not rimless (like the .32 ACP/7.65x17 Browning). I've fired a .38 Super case out of my .357 Mag Contender. Also the bullet will be undersize as the .38 Super uses .355" diameter bullets @ 36,500 PSI and the .38 S&W case generally uses a .360" dia and pressue is 14,500 PSI. However if it chambers do NOT shoot the Super in the old .38S&W.

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thank's guys i'll warn him not to try them.
and to bring them back to that incompetent clerk
 
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