Whenever reading about the .357 magnums case length, it's always mentioned that, "...but it will still fit in the old Colt DA .38 long Colts that are bored straight through." I've never encountered a SAA variation in any caliber bored straight through and don't think they exist. But if you look in the cylinder and see a shoulder, and a .38 Special fits, it's been reamed out. Just look in there. It's an unlikely scenario anyway but I've seen itin a .44 Russia New Service Target I owned remed out to .44 Spl. But I knew that when I bought it.Hello, everyone. The use of the longer .38 spec. case for cyl. hole inspection might not be an accurate method to determine if cyl. was altered.
Most, if not all (the dbl. action army models anyway) were bored straight thru, with no step. This is a particularly dangerous trap for the uninformed gun owners who think..if it fits..it's right..in this case, even a .357 ctg. will fit! turning an old Colt into a bomb.