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.38 AMU by Western Cartridge Co., One Cartridge not a Box!


For more versions of this caliber please see below in related items.
For more information, please see below.

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Please Note: This is not a 38 S&W or 38 S&W Special!

One Cartridge, not a box, the picture of the box is for reference only!

One Cartridge, not a box: .38 A.M.U. (Army Marksmanship Unit) Cartridge. Special run by Western Cartridge Company  in the mid to late 1960s, for the U.S. Military. It is basically a “Semi-Rimless .38 Special” with a “WESTERN 38 SPL SR” Head-Stamp (SR for Semi-Rimless) and loaded with a lead Wad Cutter projectile.

Please See: Remington Arms Company version of the 38 AMU below in related items below.

History of the 38 A.M.U. cartridge:

The 38 AMU or A.M.U. for Army Marksmanship Unit is a (semi-rimmed) cartridge vs. the .38 S&W Special (rimmed) cartridge and introduced for the 1964 Army National Match used in special 1911 pistols made by Colt  with Drake Slides.

To my knowledge Remington Arms Company, Western Cartridges Company and Federal Cartridge Company produced small amounts of this caliber, however it was never offer to the general public. Now long obsolete.

Additional information

Weight 0.10 lbs

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