I just had a question on the S&W 38 revolver cartridge which is way outside anything I know. Specifically the question was:
[quote]I have a problem with (what is) exactly (the) specification of 38 S&W long cartridge. I have two samples, one with “38 S&W” headstamp at 6 hour with 29,3mm case and the second with S&W at 12 hour + 38 at 6 hour with 26,5mm case. Are they both 38 S&W long, or what?
Can you help me with specification of them please?
I told him that the headstamps sound like the rounds were likely made in Austria or Germany after WWI (1920s and early 1930s) when the factories were selling cheap ammo to the US. Both headstamps are listed as Unknown in Otto Witt’s book.
Any help would be appreciated. I will send him the URL for this thread. Maybe he will become a Forum member.