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The .38 caliber is a very popular one for centerfire revolvers. There are four major cartridges as well as numerous wildcats. The .38 short Colt became popular because black powder cap and ball pistols were being converted to metallic cartridges. Converting the weapon to .38 short Colt was very easy and inexpensive. The .38 Smith & Wesson followed shortly after in 1877. It was chambered in the American Smith & Wesson Victory and Colt Police Positive revolvers as well as the English Enfield and Webley revolvers.
Revolver technology developed quickly, and stronger revolvers meant more powerful loads. Soon, revolvers were chambered in the new and more powerful .38 long Colt. The Colt M1892 revolver in .38 long Colt was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1892. Numerous clones and copies of this revolver were produced around the world, most prominently in Spain.
The most popular and well known .38-caliber round, the .38 special, is also the longest still in service. Spanning over 120 years, the 38 special has served in every size and type of revolver. The .38-caliber revolver has proven itself time and time again as an easy shooting, accurate, and reliable caliber and revolver.
Theodore Roosevelt carried an M1892 in .38 long Colt. This revolver has been stolen twice and returned in both events
The .38 special bullet is only .357 of an inch, not .380
The .38 Colt New Police, .38/.200, and .38 Smith & Wesson Super Police are all essentially the same round: the original .38 Smith & Wesson. The differences between the rounds are minimal
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