While sorting a bunch of .38 Spl. brass for reloading, I ran across a few Remington cases with the headstamp “R - P 38 SPL” where the “dash” is at least 1/8" long. Much longer when compared to some of the newer cases with short dashes and “dots” between the R and P. However, one of these cases also has two small “dots” in the headstamp, one to the left of the R and one to the right of the P.
At first I thought they were impression marks left from firing, but they are identical in size and perfectly spaced in the headstamp layout. I have only found a few of these “long dash” cases so far and only this one has the extra dots. One would think that they would all have these “dots” either as part of the headstamp or from the firearm they were fired in. Anyone seen something like this?