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Old January 12, 2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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38spl-large primer?

Was doing some 38 reloading tonite and ran across a "Peters" 38spl case that was made for large pistol primers. Can anyone give me a history lesson on this variant! thanks
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Old January 12, 2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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You need a geologist, not a historian. They have to be older than dirt.
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Old January 13, 2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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Large Primer Pocket in .38 Spl.

I would like to see some feedback on this question. I've handled, reloaded, & fired many thousands of 38 spl cartridges over the last 40+ years sand I've never seen or heard of it.
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Old January 13, 2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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Interesting indeed!

Oh, Mii-ike!

Ignatz, just to be sure. What are the exact markings on the headstamp?
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Old January 13, 2006, 07:56 PM   #5
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the very first 357 magnum rounds had large pistol primerss. it is possible the 38 special's had them for some period of time
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Old January 13, 2006, 08:34 PM   #6
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PETERS S&W SPL Years ago I bought a lot of older brass at a flee market. I'm guessing it came from that batch.
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Old January 14, 2006, 12:04 PM   #7
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I ran across the .357mag cases with LP primers a few years ago. I tossed them aside as a collectors item. Never saw a .38spec. though, loading an awful lot of .38s. Quantrill
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Old January 14, 2006, 12:47 PM   #8
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The 38spl Large Primer Pocket Brass Was From The 38/44

Ammunition era, circa the '30's.
Same with the large primer 357MAG brass.
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