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Posted: 1/2/2003 1:46:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2003 1:47:43 AM EDT by osprey21]
I found this in a box of old bullets at a garage sale. Looks to be a .38 short but, it has a lathe cut 'ring' around the primer which removed all but the very edges of the lettering. There appears to be either green laquer or heat discoloration from the cutter in the ring.

Proof Round maybe [b]??????[/b]

Link Posted: 1/2/2003 1:54:05 AM EDT
Im not sure about the round, but my wife is a palm reader, and she says you have a nice long lifeline, but you are do for a drastic change in your 60's [:D]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 2:29:03 AM EDT

You're a nut [:)]

Thanks for the laugh!
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 3:10:37 AM EDT
Looks like a .38 S&W
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 6:15:31 AM EDT
Agree with GGWIG.

I thought at first it might be a .38 Short Colt, but a quick reference check revealed that round used an outside lubricated bullet.

The groove is puzzling.  I’ve seen shallower grooves like that in certain rifle cartridges designed to allow use of pointed bullets in a certain type of tubular magazine (the bullet point rode in the groove of the round in front of it), but that makes no sense here.

The cut looks too deep to be intended just to obliterate the headstamp.

If don’t get an answer here and you really want to know, you might try [url]www.cartridgecollectors.org/[/url].  They have a forum.
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