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New ideas 120 years ago - 38 ACP 8 shot automatic revolver.

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Nice video. Your title is wrong though. It is not a 380 ACP. It is a 38 ACP. Different cartridge. Much more powerful cartridge.

 

Nowadays they call it the 38 Super.

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The .38 ACP and Super .38 are NOT the same cartridge. The Super is loaded to higher pressure and will wreck a gun chambered for the .38 ACP. Please be careful with those older Colts and FNs!

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5 hours ago, DeaconKC said:

The .38 ACP and Super .38 are NOT the same cartridge. The Super is loaded to higher pressure and will wreck a gun chambered for the .38 ACP. Please be careful with those older Colts and FNs!

And Webleys, don't forget the Webleys, probably why that barrel is bulged.

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its interesting that there was so little military interest in the 38 at that point , the 455 was the accepted caliber till the late 20s then webley developed the 380 revolvers and the government proceeded to steal the design and produce it at enfield [also albion and HAC] for WWII phasing out the 455 with the enfield mkVI in the 30s 

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