Developed by the famous American company Smith & Wesson, the .38 S&W revolver cartridge was introduced in 1877. During the following decades it became widely popular for compact revolvers, used by police and civilians.
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 almost obsolete.
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