A (possible military) .38 Spl box


#1

This box contains shotshell loads with transparent plastic mouth end so one can see the BB’s. The headstamps are FC57, RA66, WRA, R-P, Western, Rem-UMC, Federal 38 Spl. Are these US Airforce military survival rounds?


#2

Vlad

Let’s see one of the shot capsules.

But, my guess is they are handloads using a mixture of military and commercial cases.

Ray


#3

Come to think of it, you must be right. That’s what happens when one works the whole day, goes home and starts dreaming of ammo while falling asleep.


#4

Ray is undoubtedly right. I can’t think of circumstances where the USAF would have a formal procurement of reloaded ammo.

Cheers,
Lew


#5

I don’t remember ever seeing any military .38 Special shot loads. .45 ACP military shot loads from WWII are fairly common.