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Article about: Hello Everyone...I have a question about the kind of ammo to use in an Enfield, #2 mark 1A*?...made in 1941. The revolver says...707"3.5 tons NO.38. I don't want anything to powerful fo

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    Hello Everyone...I have a question about the kind of ammo to use in an Enfield, #2 mark 1A*?...made in 1941.
    The revolver says...707"3.5 tons
    NO.38.
    I don't want anything to powerful for this oldie. What would be the least powerful cartridge to use?
    I noticed that there were many 38 andClick image for larger version. 

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    My first post here...hope the pic comes up.

    Thanks in advance.

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    You could try .38 S&W wadcutters they are pretty much plinking ammo with low pressure and recoil. Or there are 'cowboy action rounds' available in the States that are low powered too. The round will barely penetrate a wooden block at 25 feet, I used them for plinking when I was over in Montana a while back.
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    Can,t find wad cutters. Would these work? Prvi Partizan PPU .38 S&W 145grn LRN 50rd Box $17.95

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    Those should work fine - and are very reasonably priced.
    38 S&W is not very powerful to begin with, and were
    originally LRN, so I can't see a problem.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Bummer - I have a bunch of Webley .455 1943 ammo for sale on GB.
    No .38 though.

    You're wise to keep it low powered.
    Try cowboy action ammo, too.

    Pit.

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    Thanks everyone for all your answers...now to see who has the best price...then off to the range...

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    Quote by drunkenjack View Post
    Can,t find wad cutters. Would these work? Prvi Partizan PPU .38 S&W 145grn LRN 50rd Box $17.95
    This brand of ammo is perfect for the Enfield and Webley Revolvers chambered for .380 British Revolver ammo...BILL


    Link to my Enfield and ammo...BILL

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    Thanks Bill ... Went to your link...nice Enfield. just ordered ammo. I think the hammer spur on mine was removed like yours...will post pics on another thread.

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    It will shoot a little low with 145 grn bullet, so adjust accordingly.

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