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Arminius Model HW 38

Variant 1 of 2

Caliber:.38 Spl
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Frame:blued finish steel
Grips:black plastic
Sights:fixed blade and notch
Barrel Length:2.5 in.
Overall Length:7.75 in.
Height:No Data
Width:No Data
Weight:25.6 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Hermann Weihrauch Revolver GmbH+49 9776 707678
Postfach 25Website:
Mellrichstadt Germany www.hermann-weihrauch-revolver.de
Importer:Phone Number:
European American Armory Corp.321-639-4842
P.O. Box 560746Website:
Rockledge FL 32956-0746eaacorp.com
Used Est.:$
Last Update: 5/6/2017

Caliber:.38 Special
Alias:.38 Smith & Wesson Special
Muzzle Velocities - from710to1250ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from166to382ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from110to158gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:119689- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:3.88 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:6 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:60%

About the Manufacturer:
Founded in 1899, this German gunmaking business had also become renowned for producing quality bicycles by the time World War II began. During the war they manufactured machine-gun parts and optical-sight mounts. After the war under Soviet domination the business ceased to exist. However, the Weihrauch family, like the Walthers and many others were able to escape westward before the post-war partition. Work began again in Bavaria in 1948, initially making bicycle parts. When German companies were again allowed to manufacture airguns in the early 1950s, Weihrauch made the their first air rifles. After ten established years in airgun manufacturing they produced their first cartridge revolvers in 1961. Today they continue to produce a large variety of quality revolvers for hunting and defense.
About the Cartridge:
Developed by Smith & Wesson and introduced along with its Military & Police Model revolver in 1902, this was originally a military cartridge intended to replace the unsatisfactory .38 Long Colt then in use by the Army. Colt brought out its own version of the .38 Special in 1909, which differs from the original only in bullet shape, being a flat-point style. The .38 Special is considered one of the best-balanced, all-round handgun cartridges ever designed. It is also one of the most accurate and very widely used for match shooting.
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