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    Found a new addition

    Going through my loose rounds I found a rimfire I did not have listed and am not sure where or when I got it. It has a beautiful copper case with "US" for its headtsamp. The .380" bullet appears to be heeled and is aged beautifully with a lovely white oxide. The calipers show an overall of 1.354". The case only measurement was nearly dead on at 0.870. So I assume I have a .38 long rimfire. My biggest and finest rimfire cartridge yet! If anyone has any info on the history of the round off the top of their head please share. .DT
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    Quote Originally Posted by .DIRTY-.THIRTY View Post
    Going through my loose rounds I found a rimfire I did not have listed and am not sure where or when I got it. It has a beautiful copper case with "US" for its headtsamp. The .380" bullet appears to be heeled and is aged beautifully with a lovely white oxide. The calipers show an overall of 1.354". The case only measurement was nearly dead on at 0.870. So I assume I have a .38 long rimfire. My biggest and finest rimfire cartridge yet! If anyone has any info on the history of the round off the top of their head please share. .DT
    Thirty,
    The 38 RF dates back before the Civil War. Many companies made rifles and handguns for it. Reasonably powerful and a decent small game round in rifles. Your US headstamp is from the U S Cartridge Co. Pre 1922/23. Winchester took over US C Co. about then. Bullet weight, 140 to 150 grain. Powder, 18 to 21 grains of Black powder. Depends on who made them.
    Source, COTW 6th edition.
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