This load seems to be a clone of the original BP load for the .38 Special as shown in the pistol cartridge PDF at http://www.goexpowder.com/load-chart.html. "Bulldog," by the way, is a British term going back at least to the later part of the 18th century and along with "barker" and "snapper" was slang for a short-barreled, large-caliber pistol. Some references call for a .451 diameter but it would have to be heeled in order to work and I have never run across those bullets. A .44 Bulldog clone (folding trigger variant) above a modern 1980s vintage) Charter Arms ‘Undercover’ .38 Special revolver above the .380 Bulldog clone in question. 44 caliber ammunition load category. All rights reserved. About 200 or so shops turned these things out all across Europe in flagrant ignoring of the English patent system. Like the 45 Colt both guns and ammo are made today for it. Thanks.

About 20 or more different calibers exist, from 20 to 45 and which one you have often requires much study.

Unearthing spent .442 cases on the battlefield would certainly help answer any questions, but as the round was not unknown in the West at the time, there is no way of conclusively proving they came from a revolver actually fired by Custer. It is very accurate and flexible. Ruger American .308 Win. In power is was close to the 41 Long Colt which was useful at close ranges. I shot a cylinder full (6 shots) ONE TIME ONLY at an indoor range using 240 gr Magnum ammo. Garden, Piccadilly, London, and is in excellent mechanical shape. Accuracy beyond a couple of feet is of no importance as there isn’t enough power past a few feet. Both of these rounds, because of their low kinetic energy are considered to be near the bottom of the pile as good choices of caliber for self defense. An accomplished shotgun shooter, former G&A editor Buz Fawcett was quite the shot with other... No matter how you arrive, a visit to the Center of the West is a must for anyone traveling... More than 60 years after T/Sgt. Even though it isn’t called a 44, it does shoot a 44-caliber bullet. It is nothing more than the 44 Russia lengthened .2”. In 1964, the Marlin 336 was introduced for this round. It is extremely accurate and with heavy loads, it is nearly as powerful as the 44 magnum. I see no way of affixing even an approximate value to your grandfather’s specimen. The case is a shortened 44 Russian round with a light for caliber bullet. All Rights Reserved. There is no good way of thinning case rims properly without a lathe. This means it is possible to increase terminal performance without using smokeless gunpowder which would probably generate excessive chamber pressure. As both Smith & Wessons are displayed and there appear to be empty slots in the rack, this supposition would appear to be confirmed. Recoil was light, and when one compares the .442 RIC with the rip-roaring .45 Colt, there is really no contest as far as puissance is concerned. The smokeless powders of the day were bulkier than today’s so the longer case did better with them. A minor problem is that .38 Special is actually .355 – 357 bullet dimension while the .380 Rook class of cartridge is a true .38 caliber. 44 caliber ammo or ammunition. Contact: jma721@1898andb-4.net | (707) 542-9665. Years ago, I knew a guy that had a 44 mag TC rechambered for the 444 Marlin. [2][5], The Bulldog was popular in Britain and America. Modifications needed: Of course the little Bulldog is a little smaller than most 5 shot .38s made today.

During the Reno Court of Inquiry, which took place 20 years after the event, much testimony, including Godfrey's, was contradicted and confused, so there is still room for error. Bulldog revolvers were sold at an average cost of $3 – $4 at a time when guns from Smith & Wesson or Colt were selling for $12 – $16, and they were double action at a time when the larger US companies were still stuck on single action designs. Even smaller versions were produced, chambered to fire the .320 and .380 calibers, although these versions were not marketed as British Bulldogs. Recently, I put together some black-powder .442 rounds as close to original specs as possible using modified .44 Special cases and 220-grain lead bullets cast from a mold made by Rapine Bullet Mould Manufacturing (215-679-5413). Why, then, did Custer possibly opt to take another, less effective revolver with him on the campaign — and what was it? Subscriber Services.

The .32 Colt auto pistol cartridge moves a 71 grain bullet at about 774 feet per second from a small pocket auto. Therefore collectors tend to pay more for 44 caliber versions made in Europe. Afterward, the Englishman supposedly presented Tom with a Galand and Sommerville .442 self-extracting revolver. If I have some .430 bullets around they are sized in a Lee die so that expands the choice. For some reason not having any ammunition for an old gun in good working condition has bothered me. The epitome of the "self-cocking" Bulldog, the Royal Irish Constabulary revolver was a rugged double action in .442. In this first test I measure the velocity of 3 rounds of caliber .44 Bulldog as made and sold by Old Western Scrounger in the 1990s. I had to cerrosafe the chamber and mike the bore, then spend some time looking at known case dimensions for the time period before identifying the caliber. Later as mentioned the .38 Short Colt (ibid, page 253) and the .38 Special grew from those. Guiteau reportedly wanted a British Bulldog revolver with ivory grips instead of wooden ones, as he believed they would look nicer when the gun was displayed in a museum,[8] but decided not to spend the extra US$1 that the ivory-gripped model would have cost. Most of these military guns are well made but they are not getting any younger and the metals used back then are not as good as today’s. There are a number of rifle and handguns chambered for it. —–Suggested Reading—– During the course of his career, Custer owned a number of military and sporting arms. Note the comparison photo of the finished products with the trimmed down rim on the left and the original, unaltered .38 Special on the right.

In any event, it is a mystery that will never be completely solved. So I got the pistol (without any ammo and in a then unknown caliber) along with a half dozen others (also without any ammo) for $4 – $5 apiece back in 1983. If you are seeking a chronograph like my own, you can get one here by just clicking on the image. Good article, thanks. K = Walthere Delsaux, proof master 1929 - 1968 The 380 Colt auto pistol cartridge moves an 88 grain bullet at about 875 feet per second from a small pocket auto. This solid-frame double action at one time or another was chambered in such calibers as .430, .442, .450, .476 and .44-40, among others. As someone who finds guns interesting, I found this article very helpful.

the thing i have to ask is i have a iver johnson 44 bulldog revolver i was trying to fine out just what types of ammo may i shoot threw it ive been told all kinds just dont know thanks terry, I own a 2nd model open top Merwin Hulbert chambered in .44 MH and would to shoot it with low power rounds. Still, it was also possible to see the attraction of the Webley with its rapid-firing double action. Some original ammo may have used a heeled bullet. Anyone know any custom ammo sellers? Like the Russian it can be used in a 44 mag in case light loads are desired. First (which I had already learned while making the last video) adding 10 more grains or so of FFF gunpowder under a heavier bullet greatly increases the recoil. George Armstrong Custer was one of the most colorful and controversial American military figures of the 19th century. These bullets develop only 57 foot pounds of muzzle energy, or less than HALF the kinetics of a .32 acp. Trijicon's new RMRcc features the durability and reliable controls that have made the RMR so successful, but its reduced dimensions make the “Concealed Carry” model better suited for the popular small-frame pistols designed for discreet carry and personal defense. This allowed the bullet to be slipped inside the case then crimped in place, but also required a slightly reduced barrel diameter for best accuracy. © 2020 old guns and shooting. The only gun that chambered it, as far as I know, is the Dan Wesson. The .38 Long Colt went on to become the US Army service and served through the Spanish American War and the early days of the Philippine Insurrection. 44 Caliber Ammo , Meet the Family of Handgun Ammunition Rounds

Sadly that extra gunpowder and recoil only threw another hundred feet per second or so into the velocity. Many examples remain, mainly due to their lack of use. It can be loaded down but a 44 Russian or special can be used for light loads. In the next video I prime, load and experimentally try (aka shoot) the .380 Rook revolver on a 1″ thick wooden board. On the rear face of this revolvers cylinder is a picture of the Manufrance stamp which identifies the maker or and retailer of this particular pistol.

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This load seems to be a clone of the original BP load for the .38 Special as shown in the pistol cartridge PDF at http://www.goexpowder.com/load-chart.html. "Bulldog," by the way, is a British term going back at least to the later part of the 18th century and along with "barker" and "snapper" was slang for a short-barreled, large-caliber pistol. Some references call for a .451 diameter but it would have to be heeled in order to work and I have never run across those bullets. A .44 Bulldog clone (folding trigger variant) above a modern 1980s vintage) Charter Arms ‘Undercover’ .38 Special revolver above the .380 Bulldog clone in question. 44 caliber ammunition load category. All rights reserved. About 200 or so shops turned these things out all across Europe in flagrant ignoring of the English patent system. Like the 45 Colt both guns and ammo are made today for it. Thanks.

About 20 or more different calibers exist, from 20 to 45 and which one you have often requires much study.

Unearthing spent .442 cases on the battlefield would certainly help answer any questions, but as the round was not unknown in the West at the time, there is no way of conclusively proving they came from a revolver actually fired by Custer. It is very accurate and flexible. Ruger American .308 Win. In power is was close to the 41 Long Colt which was useful at close ranges. I shot a cylinder full (6 shots) ONE TIME ONLY at an indoor range using 240 gr Magnum ammo. Garden, Piccadilly, London, and is in excellent mechanical shape. Accuracy beyond a couple of feet is of no importance as there isn’t enough power past a few feet. Both of these rounds, because of their low kinetic energy are considered to be near the bottom of the pile as good choices of caliber for self defense. An accomplished shotgun shooter, former G&A editor Buz Fawcett was quite the shot with other... No matter how you arrive, a visit to the Center of the West is a must for anyone traveling... More than 60 years after T/Sgt. Even though it isn’t called a 44, it does shoot a 44-caliber bullet. It is nothing more than the 44 Russia lengthened .2”. In 1964, the Marlin 336 was introduced for this round. It is extremely accurate and with heavy loads, it is nearly as powerful as the 44 magnum. I see no way of affixing even an approximate value to your grandfather’s specimen. The case is a shortened 44 Russian round with a light for caliber bullet. All Rights Reserved. There is no good way of thinning case rims properly without a lathe. This means it is possible to increase terminal performance without using smokeless gunpowder which would probably generate excessive chamber pressure. As both Smith & Wessons are displayed and there appear to be empty slots in the rack, this supposition would appear to be confirmed. Recoil was light, and when one compares the .442 RIC with the rip-roaring .45 Colt, there is really no contest as far as puissance is concerned. The smokeless powders of the day were bulkier than today’s so the longer case did better with them. A minor problem is that .38 Special is actually .355 – 357 bullet dimension while the .380 Rook class of cartridge is a true .38 caliber. 44 caliber ammo or ammunition. Contact: jma721@1898andb-4.net | (707) 542-9665. Years ago, I knew a guy that had a 44 mag TC rechambered for the 444 Marlin. [2][5], The Bulldog was popular in Britain and America. Modifications needed: Of course the little Bulldog is a little smaller than most 5 shot .38s made today.

During the Reno Court of Inquiry, which took place 20 years after the event, much testimony, including Godfrey's, was contradicted and confused, so there is still room for error. Bulldog revolvers were sold at an average cost of $3 – $4 at a time when guns from Smith & Wesson or Colt were selling for $12 – $16, and they were double action at a time when the larger US companies were still stuck on single action designs. Even smaller versions were produced, chambered to fire the .320 and .380 calibers, although these versions were not marketed as British Bulldogs. Recently, I put together some black-powder .442 rounds as close to original specs as possible using modified .44 Special cases and 220-grain lead bullets cast from a mold made by Rapine Bullet Mould Manufacturing (215-679-5413). Why, then, did Custer possibly opt to take another, less effective revolver with him on the campaign — and what was it? Subscriber Services.

The .32 Colt auto pistol cartridge moves a 71 grain bullet at about 774 feet per second from a small pocket auto. Therefore collectors tend to pay more for 44 caliber versions made in Europe. Afterward, the Englishman supposedly presented Tom with a Galand and Sommerville .442 self-extracting revolver. If I have some .430 bullets around they are sized in a Lee die so that expands the choice. For some reason not having any ammunition for an old gun in good working condition has bothered me. The epitome of the "self-cocking" Bulldog, the Royal Irish Constabulary revolver was a rugged double action in .442. In this first test I measure the velocity of 3 rounds of caliber .44 Bulldog as made and sold by Old Western Scrounger in the 1990s. I had to cerrosafe the chamber and mike the bore, then spend some time looking at known case dimensions for the time period before identifying the caliber. Later as mentioned the .38 Short Colt (ibid, page 253) and the .38 Special grew from those. Guiteau reportedly wanted a British Bulldog revolver with ivory grips instead of wooden ones, as he believed they would look nicer when the gun was displayed in a museum,[8] but decided not to spend the extra US$1 that the ivory-gripped model would have cost. Most of these military guns are well made but they are not getting any younger and the metals used back then are not as good as today’s. There are a number of rifle and handguns chambered for it. —–Suggested Reading—– During the course of his career, Custer owned a number of military and sporting arms. Note the comparison photo of the finished products with the trimmed down rim on the left and the original, unaltered .38 Special on the right.

In any event, it is a mystery that will never be completely solved. So I got the pistol (without any ammo and in a then unknown caliber) along with a half dozen others (also without any ammo) for $4 – $5 apiece back in 1983. If you are seeking a chronograph like my own, you can get one here by just clicking on the image. Good article, thanks. K = Walthere Delsaux, proof master 1929 - 1968 The 380 Colt auto pistol cartridge moves an 88 grain bullet at about 875 feet per second from a small pocket auto. This solid-frame double action at one time or another was chambered in such calibers as .430, .442, .450, .476 and .44-40, among others. As someone who finds guns interesting, I found this article very helpful.

the thing i have to ask is i have a iver johnson 44 bulldog revolver i was trying to fine out just what types of ammo may i shoot threw it ive been told all kinds just dont know thanks terry, I own a 2nd model open top Merwin Hulbert chambered in .44 MH and would to shoot it with low power rounds. Still, it was also possible to see the attraction of the Webley with its rapid-firing double action. Some original ammo may have used a heeled bullet. Anyone know any custom ammo sellers? Like the Russian it can be used in a 44 mag in case light loads are desired. First (which I had already learned while making the last video) adding 10 more grains or so of FFF gunpowder under a heavier bullet greatly increases the recoil. George Armstrong Custer was one of the most colorful and controversial American military figures of the 19th century. These bullets develop only 57 foot pounds of muzzle energy, or less than HALF the kinetics of a .32 acp. Trijicon's new RMRcc features the durability and reliable controls that have made the RMR so successful, but its reduced dimensions make the “Concealed Carry” model better suited for the popular small-frame pistols designed for discreet carry and personal defense. This allowed the bullet to be slipped inside the case then crimped in place, but also required a slightly reduced barrel diameter for best accuracy. © 2020 old guns and shooting. The only gun that chambered it, as far as I know, is the Dan Wesson. The .38 Long Colt went on to become the US Army service and served through the Spanish American War and the early days of the Philippine Insurrection. 44 Caliber Ammo , Meet the Family of Handgun Ammunition Rounds

Sadly that extra gunpowder and recoil only threw another hundred feet per second or so into the velocity. Many examples remain, mainly due to their lack of use. It can be loaded down but a 44 Russian or special can be used for light loads. In the next video I prime, load and experimentally try (aka shoot) the .380 Rook revolver on a 1″ thick wooden board. On the rear face of this revolvers cylinder is a picture of the Manufrance stamp which identifies the maker or and retailer of this particular pistol.

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Accuracy testing a rifle begins with building a good shooting position. of fff under a reversed 158 grain load. Identifying the pistols and obtaining ammunition has been fun. None of the acquisitions had caliber markings and most lacked even an immediately recognizable maker’s mark. In 1955, the 44 magnum was introduced and at that time was the most powerful handgun round commercially available. Specimens exist in 5mm Velo Dog and also in 577 Snider and almost everything in between. Recoil was no problem but I SWEAR the lights went out with each shot!!! Things like the average velocity of the rounds, their shot to shot deviation, are the numbers being measured by you the same as the numbers the bullet manufacturer was advertising (LoL, probably not as manufacturers tend to hype their products), etc. The one pictured, I was lucky. Having an incredibly short barrel at 2.5in (64mm) and overall length of 6 inches (or 152mm), the British Bulldog was easy to conceal, unlike other pistols and revolvers at the time. Find popular Ammo calibers like .22LR, .45 Colt, and .44 S&W! The 44 Colt was adopted by the US military in 1871 and used until replaced by the 45 Colt in 1873. [8], Belgian clones of British Bulldog, late 1880s, Belgian proofed .44 caliber Bulldog 140 year old revolver with newly made ammunition, 1881 cartoon of presidential assassin Charles Guiteau holding his Bulldog revolver, Smithsonian file photograph of the British Bulldog revolver used by Charles Guiteau to assassinate President James Garfield in 1881, Webley .450 "British Bull Dog" model - 1870s, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, "Webley's 'The British Bull Dog' Revolver: Serial Numbering and Variations", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=British_Bull_Dog_revolver&oldid=946959973, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Webley and various manufacturers in Europe & US, This page was last edited on 23 March 2020, at 12:41. I would suggest simply following the procedures in the videos. A good rule of thumb to follow is never, ever use smokeless powder in a weapon designed for black powder. [8] Though he could not afford the extra dollar, the store owner dropped the price for him. US Army general, George Armstrong Custer, was said to have carried a pair at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The .44 Bulldog moves a 168 grain bullet at 390 feet per second from my little revolver. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. From that time to the present, the term has come to mean any short barrelled double-action revolver with a swing-out ejector rod and a short grip. My first 44 was a Herters and while it didn’t cost much in a moment of stupidity I sold it. Since early black powder ammunition contained fulminate of mercury primers which left nitric acids and mercury in the gun barrel and mechanism prompt cleaning was a must to prevent corrosion.

This load seems to be a clone of the original BP load for the .38 Special as shown in the pistol cartridge PDF at http://www.goexpowder.com/load-chart.html. "Bulldog," by the way, is a British term going back at least to the later part of the 18th century and along with "barker" and "snapper" was slang for a short-barreled, large-caliber pistol. Some references call for a .451 diameter but it would have to be heeled in order to work and I have never run across those bullets. A .44 Bulldog clone (folding trigger variant) above a modern 1980s vintage) Charter Arms ‘Undercover’ .38 Special revolver above the .380 Bulldog clone in question. 44 caliber ammunition load category. All rights reserved. About 200 or so shops turned these things out all across Europe in flagrant ignoring of the English patent system. Like the 45 Colt both guns and ammo are made today for it. Thanks.

About 20 or more different calibers exist, from 20 to 45 and which one you have often requires much study.

Unearthing spent .442 cases on the battlefield would certainly help answer any questions, but as the round was not unknown in the West at the time, there is no way of conclusively proving they came from a revolver actually fired by Custer. It is very accurate and flexible. Ruger American .308 Win. In power is was close to the 41 Long Colt which was useful at close ranges. I shot a cylinder full (6 shots) ONE TIME ONLY at an indoor range using 240 gr Magnum ammo. Garden, Piccadilly, London, and is in excellent mechanical shape. Accuracy beyond a couple of feet is of no importance as there isn’t enough power past a few feet. Both of these rounds, because of their low kinetic energy are considered to be near the bottom of the pile as good choices of caliber for self defense. An accomplished shotgun shooter, former G&A editor Buz Fawcett was quite the shot with other... No matter how you arrive, a visit to the Center of the West is a must for anyone traveling... More than 60 years after T/Sgt. Even though it isn’t called a 44, it does shoot a 44-caliber bullet. It is nothing more than the 44 Russia lengthened .2”. In 1964, the Marlin 336 was introduced for this round. It is extremely accurate and with heavy loads, it is nearly as powerful as the 44 magnum. I see no way of affixing even an approximate value to your grandfather’s specimen. The case is a shortened 44 Russian round with a light for caliber bullet. All Rights Reserved. There is no good way of thinning case rims properly without a lathe. This means it is possible to increase terminal performance without using smokeless gunpowder which would probably generate excessive chamber pressure. As both Smith & Wessons are displayed and there appear to be empty slots in the rack, this supposition would appear to be confirmed. Recoil was light, and when one compares the .442 RIC with the rip-roaring .45 Colt, there is really no contest as far as puissance is concerned. The smokeless powders of the day were bulkier than today’s so the longer case did better with them. A minor problem is that .38 Special is actually .355 – 357 bullet dimension while the .380 Rook class of cartridge is a true .38 caliber. 44 caliber ammo or ammunition. Contact: jma721@1898andb-4.net | (707) 542-9665. Years ago, I knew a guy that had a 44 mag TC rechambered for the 444 Marlin. [2][5], The Bulldog was popular in Britain and America. Modifications needed: Of course the little Bulldog is a little smaller than most 5 shot .38s made today.

During the Reno Court of Inquiry, which took place 20 years after the event, much testimony, including Godfrey's, was contradicted and confused, so there is still room for error. Bulldog revolvers were sold at an average cost of $3 – $4 at a time when guns from Smith & Wesson or Colt were selling for $12 – $16, and they were double action at a time when the larger US companies were still stuck on single action designs. Even smaller versions were produced, chambered to fire the .320 and .380 calibers, although these versions were not marketed as British Bulldogs. Recently, I put together some black-powder .442 rounds as close to original specs as possible using modified .44 Special cases and 220-grain lead bullets cast from a mold made by Rapine Bullet Mould Manufacturing (215-679-5413). Why, then, did Custer possibly opt to take another, less effective revolver with him on the campaign — and what was it? Subscriber Services.

The .32 Colt auto pistol cartridge moves a 71 grain bullet at about 774 feet per second from a small pocket auto. Therefore collectors tend to pay more for 44 caliber versions made in Europe. Afterward, the Englishman supposedly presented Tom with a Galand and Sommerville .442 self-extracting revolver. If I have some .430 bullets around they are sized in a Lee die so that expands the choice. For some reason not having any ammunition for an old gun in good working condition has bothered me. The epitome of the "self-cocking" Bulldog, the Royal Irish Constabulary revolver was a rugged double action in .442. In this first test I measure the velocity of 3 rounds of caliber .44 Bulldog as made and sold by Old Western Scrounger in the 1990s. I had to cerrosafe the chamber and mike the bore, then spend some time looking at known case dimensions for the time period before identifying the caliber. Later as mentioned the .38 Short Colt (ibid, page 253) and the .38 Special grew from those. Guiteau reportedly wanted a British Bulldog revolver with ivory grips instead of wooden ones, as he believed they would look nicer when the gun was displayed in a museum,[8] but decided not to spend the extra US$1 that the ivory-gripped model would have cost. Most of these military guns are well made but they are not getting any younger and the metals used back then are not as good as today’s. There are a number of rifle and handguns chambered for it. —–Suggested Reading—– During the course of his career, Custer owned a number of military and sporting arms. Note the comparison photo of the finished products with the trimmed down rim on the left and the original, unaltered .38 Special on the right.

In any event, it is a mystery that will never be completely solved. So I got the pistol (without any ammo and in a then unknown caliber) along with a half dozen others (also without any ammo) for $4 – $5 apiece back in 1983. If you are seeking a chronograph like my own, you can get one here by just clicking on the image. Good article, thanks. K = Walthere Delsaux, proof master 1929 - 1968 The 380 Colt auto pistol cartridge moves an 88 grain bullet at about 875 feet per second from a small pocket auto. This solid-frame double action at one time or another was chambered in such calibers as .430, .442, .450, .476 and .44-40, among others. As someone who finds guns interesting, I found this article very helpful.

the thing i have to ask is i have a iver johnson 44 bulldog revolver i was trying to fine out just what types of ammo may i shoot threw it ive been told all kinds just dont know thanks terry, I own a 2nd model open top Merwin Hulbert chambered in .44 MH and would to shoot it with low power rounds. Still, it was also possible to see the attraction of the Webley with its rapid-firing double action. Some original ammo may have used a heeled bullet. Anyone know any custom ammo sellers? Like the Russian it can be used in a 44 mag in case light loads are desired. First (which I had already learned while making the last video) adding 10 more grains or so of FFF gunpowder under a heavier bullet greatly increases the recoil. George Armstrong Custer was one of the most colorful and controversial American military figures of the 19th century. These bullets develop only 57 foot pounds of muzzle energy, or less than HALF the kinetics of a .32 acp. Trijicon's new RMRcc features the durability and reliable controls that have made the RMR so successful, but its reduced dimensions make the “Concealed Carry” model better suited for the popular small-frame pistols designed for discreet carry and personal defense. This allowed the bullet to be slipped inside the case then crimped in place, but also required a slightly reduced barrel diameter for best accuracy. © 2020 old guns and shooting. The only gun that chambered it, as far as I know, is the Dan Wesson. The .38 Long Colt went on to become the US Army service and served through the Spanish American War and the early days of the Philippine Insurrection. 44 Caliber Ammo , Meet the Family of Handgun Ammunition Rounds

Sadly that extra gunpowder and recoil only threw another hundred feet per second or so into the velocity. Many examples remain, mainly due to their lack of use. It can be loaded down but a 44 Russian or special can be used for light loads. In the next video I prime, load and experimentally try (aka shoot) the .380 Rook revolver on a 1″ thick wooden board. On the rear face of this revolvers cylinder is a picture of the Manufrance stamp which identifies the maker or and retailer of this particular pistol.

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