I recently got ahold of an old Colt double action .38 that had been given to my great grandfather as collateral on a loan [the borrower never came back for it]. The serial number seems to indicate it was made in 1903.
All the numbers match and the action seems to be perfect...I was wondering what the chances were I might damage it if I fired it with modern .38 ammo. I think it would be fun to put a few rounds through it, but it is not something I would take to the range regularly [or more than once, honestly].
I was hoping someone with more experience than me handling old guns [which is easy, because I have none] might be able to help me out, thanks.