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    A 38 spl P38??

    They have sold enough to be sure,"yud dink ?"

    https://www.gunauction.com/buy/15028978

    We talk gun but not even anomaly's Dont get it, sorry.?
    Last edited by Marco; 08-31-2018 at 06:49 PM.
    The shortest distance between 2 "points" is a straight line.

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    My bet is this is a miss print and probably a 9 MM. I know some 1911s were converted to 38 special and shot wadcutter ammo for bullseye competition. The S&W model 52 shoots 38 special ammo and it is possible someone converted a P-38 to 38 Special. If the P-38 had been converted to 38 Special it would be very unique and Id suspect more pictures to highlight the fact it was converted.

    The pictures of the magazines appear to be unaltered 9 MM mags and are stamped P-38. I bet the pistol is unaltered WW II pistol.
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    Your thinking of the .38 Super I believe, came out in the late 20’s. Less popular after the .357 magnum came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by VASCAR2 View Post
    My bet is this is a miss print and probably a 9 MM. I know some 1911’s were converted to 38 special and shot wadcutter ammo for bullseye competition. The S&W model 52 shoots 38 special ammo and it is possible someone converted a P-38 to 38 Special. If the P-38 had been converted to 38 Special it would be very unique and I’d suspect more pictures to highlight the fact it was converted.

    The pictures of the magazines appear to be unaltered 9 MM mags and are stamped P-38. I bet the pistol is unaltered WW II pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacSr63 View Post
    Your thinking of the .38 Super I believe, came out in the late 20’s. Less popular after the .357 magnum came out.
    Nope, VASCAR2 is correct. Back in the day when Bullseye was the big pistol sport, they ran .38 Special out of automatics. I remember as a kid seeing one in a catalog that my dad had. S&W had the model 52 and Colt responded with a 1911 in .38 Special. They are likely some of the most accurate automatic pistols ever made. They are pretty rare these days.

    The Colt: Colt M1911 Gold Cup National Match .38 Special Mid-Range - Revivaler

    The S&W: S&W Model 52-2 Range Review : Day At The Range

    .38 Super is indeed the far more common .38 chambering. The .38 Special automatics are oddballs today.

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    Looks like a regular old 9mm to me as well. The price is not bad either, but I would want to know the proof on the mag.
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    How can they miss a mistake twice in both the header and description?
    The shortest distance between 2 "points" is a straight line.

 

 

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