.357 Magnum Revolver 6in Barrel Non-Firing Gun 19-1050N
The .357 Magnum is a revolver cartridge created by Elmer Keith, Phillip Sharpe, Winchester, and the firearms manufacturer Smith and Wesson, based upon Smith and Wesson's earlier .38 Special cartridge. The .357 Magnum was developed over a period of time in the early to mid-1930s in a direct response to Colt's .38 Super Automatic. At the time, the .38 Super was the only pistol cartridge capable of defeating automobile cover and the early body armor that was just beginning to emerge in the post World War I "Gangster Era". The .357 Magnum is a replica of the orginal and does not fire live ammunition.