.38Special plastic training ID


#1

Can anybody ID this .38 Special which seems to be a plastic training round?
It has no hs and the primer is small and nickeled.

Any info is welcome.


#2

Such a popular caliber and really noone knows what it is or who made it?


#3

EOD - You may be chasing a ghost here. Otto Witt’s book shows the cartridge as having been made in England, but that the manufacturer is unknown. I don’t know where Ot got the “English” connection, but he knew more about this caliber than most people. I can tell you that this particular round used to be fairly easy to find in the U.S.A. I always felt it might have been made here.

As I recall, these cartridges have a very small primer cup? Is that right? I have had some dupes in the past, but I don’t recall having one for awhile, although I seldom look at my .38 dupes, since no one I trade with seems overly interested in the caliber. If they do have an inordinately small primer, that might be one avenue in the search for an identity.


#4

John,
Thank you very much!
You are right about the primer, it is 4.5mm in diameter.

It would be still interesting to hear or find more about this cartridge.