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    Hey there guys I'm a complete noob on the forum so pls fogive me. I own a 4th model smith and wesson in 38s&w. I would like to know if it is at all possible for me to use moon clips. It is a 5 shot revolver so would that be another complication?

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    The .38 S&W round is a rimmed cartridge and, as such, does not need a moon clip.

    I know of no revolver chambered for .38 S&W having a cylinder milled to accept moon clips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    The .38 S&W round is a rimmed cartridge and, as such, does not need a moon clip.

    I know of no revolver chambered for .38 S&W having a cylinder milled to accept moon clips.
    thank you soo much I figured not but always best to ask

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    Speed loaders is what you are looking for I got a 9 shot revolver they are awesome for. And looking at one for a 7 shot
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    You can have your revolver cylinder cut to accept moonclips. I send my guns to TK Custom but there are a couple of other places that can help you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apuesto View Post
    You can have your revolver cylinder cut to accept moonclips. I send my guns to TK Custom but there are a couple of other places that can help you too.
    Correct---but it's going to get expensive, and putting that kind of money into a hundred+ year old topbreak revolver might not be the best use of funds. In addition to the
    cylinder cutting, the moonclips will be a custom proposition, and I'm guessing they will run $7-$8 per. I've got a nice post-war Webley MkIV-38 that I've eyeballed a few
    times along those lines. Someday I might try to find a spare cylinder and machine it, hasn't happened yet. Moonclip revolvers are a hoot, I have a S&W 625 5" 45 ACP and a
    8 shot S&W 627 357 mag that I run moonclipped 38 Short Colt in, plus a Second model Hand Ejector Smith that was originally 455 that has had the cylinder shaved.
    Last edited by Popeye; 07-31-2019 at 07:50 PM.

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    And why would one want to put moon clips on a 38 revolver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggidy View Post
    And why would one want to put moon clips on a 38 revolver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apuesto View Post
    Why does a dog lick it's balls?
    All due respect, you're being a bit rude there.

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