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    Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    The old .38 Special Super Police 200 grain ammo. Been called ineffective, too slow and whatever since new and better ammo has been developed. I fired some before and it works fine.

    The comments below the article are very informative and interesting. Mine appear to be copper washed with a blunt round nose bullet.

    I wuz gonna just shoot it up, but don't need any .38 Spl brass so I just hang on to it.

    The .357 is mostly a full box. I'll bet it leads up some, I dunno. That box belonged to my late FIL where my pre-27 came from.

    I got the old .25 and .380 ACP in a gun deal that belonged to a late gentleman whose M-1 Carbine I bought.

    https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/200...ice-cartridge/

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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    Oh, some more .380 and some Super Vel 110 grain .38 Spl and an old .22 LR I'd left on top the washer when I brought it in from the garage.



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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    Wonder why I get this when I open General Firearms and not on General Topics. After I click on a thread here it goes back to normal?????


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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    IOW my opening view is strange..........not used to it. It is workable, but sorta a PITA.
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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

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    Wonder why I get this when I open General Firearms and not on General Topics. After I click on a thread here it goes back to normal?????


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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

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    Naw, but my .38s are
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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    Maybe I'll bring that Super-Vel to the shoot and we can shoot it up? Probably best from a .357 revolver..........I don't remember the specs on their .38 Spl ammo. It's what 110 grain so ............probably a might zippy.
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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    I doubt if the old .25 and .380 is worth the cost of a new box, except the boxes are cool with stuff like Full Patched, 'Staynless', Non-Mercuric and Oil Proof, 'Rustless'.....................improvements bandied about from back in the day, I guess.
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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    Well, some of that old ammo in the original boxes is valuable to collectors. These prices are for full boxes. I have two of the .38 Super Police, but not full.

    $110 for a full box in good condition. So like I said maybe could get enough to buy 50 rds of new quality SD ammo for it, a tad more perhaps.

    You collectors on here know more than I of cartridge/ammo boxes values fer sure. Some cool old stuff here from bygone days.

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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    Never seen 200gr .38spl before......way cool!
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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    I've got some of the old 38 too Big Chief.....Supervel.

    You want Supervel check out the speed oF the Dominion stuff and that's for a 158 grain pill.


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    Re: Some old ammo/.38 Special Super Police/other

    Old ammo has been a boon to me as of late. I have a roll away tool chest that is loaded with all sorts of new, reloaded and old milsurp ammo.

    Last fall I sold a few guns off and had no need for their left over ammo. So I put the ammo up for sale just to gain some space. Profits from the ammo sales garnered me several handguns and rifles, and several buyers are ecstatic at owning hard to find milsurp ammo. Win, win.

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