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Old November 5, 2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Pulling 38 Long Colt

I have an old box of 50 .38 Long Colts LRN that someone gave me. Its about 20 years old. The weight is 158 grain. What I would like to do is pull all the bullets and load them for 38 special, as I have yet to see that for sale and I'd like some practice with my LCR. I would just be scrapping the cases and powder and just want the bullets.

I don't see a problem doing this but I want to double check before I do it. Any issues with this idea that I don't know about?
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Old November 5, 2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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scratches head....



ummm you have a 38 special or 357 magnum revolver and a box of 38 long colt. 38 long colt works in 38/357 chamber. just be lots of cleaning afterwords.
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Old November 5, 2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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Sell the Long Colt's and buy 2 or 3 boxes of .38's.
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Old November 5, 2013, 08:38 AM   #4
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If it wasn't for the costs of shipping being so high I would offer to trade 38 special cases and 158 gr bullets for that ammo. But just shooting them seems to be your best option.
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Old November 5, 2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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Wait, I can actually fire these from my LCR as they are? I didn't even consider that option, but I know exactly zero about these bullets. I figured they would be too different.

I looked at what they were going for on gunbroker when I got them months ago, and none were selling for various prices. I didn't think they were worth anything
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Old November 5, 2013, 10:35 AM   #6
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Yes. Bezoar is right. You can just shoot 'em.
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Old November 5, 2013, 11:53 AM   #7
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Before you shoot them

You might want to consider their value in today's market.

While they aren't worth much to .38Spl/.357 shooters, there are people around the country who have and shoot .38 Colts, and some of them might just be willing to pay a good price for ammo.

.38 Colt (long & short) was tough to find, BEFORE the last administration getting elected sent things into a panic spiral. Today? good luck.

Seriously, curb your desire a bit, and don't shoot, or break down those rounds for their bullets, just so you can shoot your LCR. You'll be throwing away money, if you do.
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Old November 5, 2013, 12:30 PM   #8
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You can buy 38/357 bullets for about 35/500 and get them in a few days. If you've got powder for loading, 38 spl cases, and primers then just order the right bullets.

38 long colt is going for 31/box 50 at midway (in stock at the moment), so you should be able to recoup 1/2 the cost of your 500 bullet purchase.

Try missouri bullet co, they shipped quick the last time I placed an order.
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Old November 5, 2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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I was only going to break them up or shoot them because they were useless to me. I've been using the weight to keep a fan from vibrating off the windowsill and just noticed that the weight was the same and maybe I could use them after all. I guess I will end up selling them
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