Birthday gun for myself.


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Alright so the issue is the cartridge length.
Almost all .38 are shorter than the minimum length listed in the manual, which I don't have infront of me.
Cycling .357 seems to be pretty reliable. .38 is failure to extract and double feeds etc. The shorter case length causes it to pop out of place during extraction and dislodge the cartridge behind it.
Knowing this makes mitigation fairly easy, as I'll have to find some .38 that has a longer length, and otherwise use it with .357.
Still annoying but at least the mystery isn't a mystery anymore.