I have a box of .38 S&W cartridges (not full) and I have no idea for what gun these are meant. I’ve tried search with google but can’t find good answer. Something I found was considering about .38 Special ammo that I guess have the same type bullet. I’ve tried but these cartridges does not fit to .38Spl/.357Mag revolver cylinder.
Here is some information that is printed on the cartridge box:
38 Smith & Wesson
145 gr. Lead
The box contains 50 pcs.
The cartridge is loaded with round nose lead bullet. Bullets diameter seems to be .356. The COL is 1.172 inch and the case is nickeled. The case is head stamped W-W, 38 S&W.
I’m really interested about this calibers origin and in which guns it’s supposed to be used. Could someone please help me with my problem?
Thank you very much!