38 Excellent... Yes, Winchester, to the initial question. 38 Super can fit, fire, and eject in a variety of ways. There are 38 special revolvers. They go by several names, including: "Winchester," "38 Special," "Police Action Revolver," or "Pistol." There are also several variations of these pistols made over time with different materials. Some examples include: nickel finish, blue coloration, white markings on the cylinder, etc.
The short answer is yes, it's possible for a 38-year-old super to shoot 38 specials. The long answer is that this type of revolver is called a "Super" because it has been treated with lubricants and powders to make them function better and last longer. These upgrades will also help the gun shoot more accurately.
People have done amazing things with 38 specials over the years. In fact, there are active shooting teams that use them in competitions throughout the world. With enough work and research, anything is possible with a 38 special.
The 38 Short Colt is not the same as the 38 S&W (also known as the 38 Colt New Police). The two cartridges' bases are not the same size! 38 Short Colt and 38 Long Colt ammunition may be shot and securely ejected from a 38 Special Revolver for very soft plinking rounds. However, these cartridges will not function in a 38 S&W because they use different barrel lengths.
Also note that the short-barreled 38 S&W was only available in select markets such as Australia and South Africa. It is unknown how many were sold, but evidence suggests that it was not very popular.
In conclusion, yes, it is possible to shoot a 38 S&W with a 38 Short Colt.
Despite the fact that hundreds of.38 S&W Smith & Wesson revolvers have been rechambered to.38 Special, the.38 S&W and.38 Colt New Police cannot be fired in a.38 Special because their bullet diameters are.361 to.358. The bores are varied, resulting in split cases. Also, the.38 Colt New Police use 9mm Luger ammunition, which is.344 inches long. This would cause jamming if they were chambered for.38 Specials.
The answer is no, they can't be fired without modification. However, they are very accurate when modified properly.
A revolver's barrel will wear out over time due to normal use. When this happens, it becomes necessary to replace the barrel. Although there are many types of barrels available, including stainless steel, black powder, and cobalt blue, we will focus on the standard issue police barrel here. They come in four different lengths: 12", 15", 18", and 21". At the factory, these barrels are blued with a nickel-boron coating. This gives the revolver its dark color. While this type of coating is hard wearing, it does tend to flake off under heavy use. If you plan to shoot the revolver regularly, then it's a good idea to purchase a new barrel each time because the coating will wear away quickly.
And, yes, you can shoot 9mm ammo in a 38 Super barrel most of the time if the chamber is not excessively tight. However, you should not do it too frequently. It will limit the life of the extractor, which is responsible for holding the 9mm round in a 38 Super barrel.
The same thing goes for the 7.62x25mm Russian cartridge. It can be used in a 7.62x39mm chamber most of the time with no problems except that you shouldn't do so with every load because this will cause excessive wear on the extraction mechanism.
In conclusion, yes, you can use 38 Super barrels in 9mm pistols but you should only do so with reasonable frequencies otherwise they won't last long.