I had someone stop by and give me a coffee can of loose metallic cartridges. I was sorting them out and grabbed a bunch that appeared to be .38-40. When I looked at the headstamp I discovered that they were not .38 W.C.F. They are early U.M.C. but the oldest reference catalog that I have for U.M.C. is 1902 and they were not listed. The base of the cartridge is raised on the outside edge and they are U.M.C. The headstamp is “U.M.C. .38 C.F. S.H.”. Are these .38 Colts ??
Also there was a 50 caliber B.M.G. that is headstamped " 2-11 E 13". Can someone tell me the manufacturer.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.