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January 11, 2001, 08:05 PM
I received a bag of old ammo, old to the point it is not shootable, but one stuck out. It is FMJ, and the headstamp is WRA CO 38 A.C.
I assume the WRA stands for Winchester Repeating Arms Co, but I am not sure.
The case is rimmed the case is not straight walled, instead tapered at the bottom towards the rim, much like an auto cartridge.

Mike Irwin
January 11, 2001, 09:19 PM
It's a .38 Auto Colt, also known as a .38 ACP.

Browning introduced it, I believe, in his Model 1900 semi-auto pistol.

The same cartridge was later loaded to higher power levels and became the .38 Super.

January 11, 2001, 10:30 PM
Thanks much Mike