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38 spl sr

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by skeezer1, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. skeezer1

    skeezer1 Member

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    Bought once fired brass and when sizing found about 8 of these things . Never run across this before and find no mention in any loading book about this case. It is sime rimmed and very much like a 38 super except for the sime rim . any one know what it is or was used for?
     
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    38 spl sr = ".38 Special semi-rimmed" but I'm not sure which gun it's made for.

    I think it's for the Colt 38 AMU Government Model 1911.
     
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    Perhaps .38 AMU from back in the 1960's?
    (AMU = Army Marksmanship Unit)
    It was a .38 Special case without a rim to work in modified 1911 Match guns.
    Never heard of any being head-stamped .38 SR though.
    The ones I shot in 1968 were head-stamped .38 AMU.


    The .38 Super has a semi-rim though too.
    The case body is .384", and the semi-rim is .406".

    rc
     
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    thanks all went to archives and read and read the other posts too. think these may be collectable?
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Post some pics of the head stamp, rim, and a good side view.
    Some measurements of the rim and body length & dia would help a lot too.

    We are all just guessing right now.

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    I've got .38 AMU brass that both the box and the brass is marked SR for Semi-rimmed. Federal marked their boxes that way, and some of the boxes were for .38 WC ammunition, overstamped with the .38 SR.

    I gave one of my boxes of .38 SR marked Federal brass to Federal for their archives, since they didn't have any.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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