Knurled head on a 38 S&W?


#1

Can somebody tell me what the knurling means on this Norma 38 S&W?

Thanks.
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case dia 0.38, case length 0.77, rim dia 0.43


#2

Usually signifies a Proof loading, but I’m not sure with Norma.


#3

Norma does use the knurled rim for proof. I have it in 9x19mm and 7mmM from the original box. They may have used other markings over time but my guess this knurl was used in perhaps the 1980s into the 2000s. Others probably know these dates far better than I do.

Cheers,
Lew


#4

Jonny/Lew,

Thank you for the replies.

Cheers,
Mike.