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Thread: 38sp Cartridge- identify?

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    38sp Cartridge- identify?

    I'm sure someone will be able to identify these 38sp cartridges for me. Came to me from an old shooter quitting the game, in a bag...

    Case is white plastic.
    Headstamp is USAC 38 SPL

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    Was a marketing ploy that never gained too much traction
    https://www.oldammo.com/february10.htm
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    Hard to keep up nowadays with so many variations of cartridges out there.
    Have never seen these ones before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bent Barrel View Post
    Was a marketing ploy that never gained too much traction
    https://www.oldammo.com/february10.htm
    Fascinating! Thank you. Did not know that site. I guess if I had the original fancy packaging they might be collectable. Maybe I'll sell them off on TM one at a time to fund some primers lol. Or just take them to the range and have a blast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhon View Post
    Fascinating! Thank you. Did not know that site. I guess if I had the original fancy packaging they might be collectable. Maybe I'll sell them off on TM one at a time to fund some primers lol. Or just take them to the range and have a blast...
    I collect metallic cartridges, have a selection of sites I use for identification
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    They were made in .308 and .50 calibre as well.

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    I cant help but think of the recent post on .277 fury.......similar but opposing ends of scale...both have two part cases with solid bum for primer and strong web....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bent Barrel View Post
    I collect metallic cartridges, have a selection of sites I use for identification
    Well if anyone wants one for their collection feel free to come by and grab one.
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    bloody shame they cant be posted! I would be stoked to have one.
    Use enough gun

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    Excuse the ignorance but a plastic case in any calibre especially as big as .50 seems to be a recipe for disaster... Just not since they are still selling them

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    think early cartridge cases...or better still paper cartidges...the case was just a "thing' to hold powder,the action itself contained the blast... the cartridge shown will be on lower end of pressure scale. your .50 cal...is a classic...lots of early black powder was in .58 calibre.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    bloody shame they cant be posted! I would be stoked to have one.
    I'll see if I can remember to bring one to Auckland next time I come
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhon View Post
    I'll see if I can remember to bring one to Auckland next time I come
    @Jhon, good man : )
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    Vaguely reminiscent of the dardick tround, I wonder if they got the idea from that.

 

 

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