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.38 wadcutter update. Up and running

Post by orpheoet on 9/15/2018, 11:06 pm

Well, 2.8gr Bullseye was the ticket. I ran 40 rounds through it without incident. In fact the split lip magazine that came with it even works with this setup. Previously only the 2nd generation magazine was dependable. I expect I'll have no issues when I get the 1" dot back. I removed the Beckelhymer(sp?) grips and put a wide thumb safety on it and its ready to go. Thanks all. PS, these magazine are pretty old, eventually I assume I'll have to replace the springs. Can I get them from somewhere?






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Post by troystaten on 9/15/2018, 11:54 pm

Nice, I am sure you said who made this one in an earlier post but if not who did make it. 

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Post by orpheoet on 9/16/2018, 12:02 am

troystaten wrote:Nice, I am sure you said who made this one in an earlier post but if not who did make it. 

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Post by Jon Eulette on 9/16/2018, 12:10 am

Most 38 special magazine springs are too heavy in the first place. If they function 100% of the time leave them alone Wink
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Post by PhotoEscape on 9/16/2018, 8:33 pm

David,
This is the only know to me source for magazine   - https://www.triplek.com/product/colt-gold-cup-38-special-5-rd/

I got one for my Colt MKIII Special Mid-Range there, and had to do a little be filing and polishing to make it work.  As for replacing springs - these magazines use cylindrical conventional springs.  I suggest you contact Wolff, provide them with parameters of the spring you have - OD, ID, length, diameter of wire and number of coils, and, I'm sure, the will find something comparable for you.

2.8gr of BE under 148gr Remington HBWC is indeed load that I use in Colt MKIII and both M52s.  I had to modify recoil spring in Colt to run this load reliably.

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Post by orpheoet on 9/16/2018, 10:41 pm

I picked up another Colt  NOT split lip magazine off ebay for about $80. Fingers crossed that its as good as the one I have.
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