.38 Smith & Wesson (.38 SW)

.38 Smith & Wesson (.38 SW)

Developed by famous company Smith & Wesson, this revolver cartridge was introduced in 1877 and over the following decades it was widely popular for compact revolvers. During WW2, a ‘ball’ (FMJ) version of this round was issued to British troops as .380/200 revolver cartridge. A slightly different version of the same round was also known as the .38 Colt New Police. Today this round is mostly obsolete.
Designation Manufacturer Bullet weight, g Muzzle velocity, m/s Muzzle energy, J Comments
LRN Remington 9.4 208 205

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