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Old 11-19-2009, 12:40 AM   #11
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Don't like to be continually contradicting folks, but there IS military 38 Special ammo still being made- for the US. The .38 Special revolver is used by some MP personnel, and some flight crews.
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Clipped this from a post on another board--dated 7-09



"Last year about this time, M41 .38 Special was fairly common at surplus ammo dealers and at gun shows, at least here in AZ. I bought a number of boxes of it, and it's all headstamped "WCC 91". The white box is marked
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SOOOO---Are you REALLY SURE that's a "16" and not a "91"
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The Air Force still used revolvers til about that time, albeit in limited numbers. I believe the Military headstamped ammo was made well into the 90's. How long ago was it the military switched to the fast twist M-16's, yet you still can get WCC headstamped M-193 5.56 ammo
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The Air Force still used revolvers til about that time, albeit in limited numbers. I believe the Military headstamped ammo was made well into the 90's. How long ago was it the military switched to the fast twist M-16's, yet you still can get WCC headstamped M-193 5.56 ammo
there is still huge stockpiles of .45acp military ammo. the military doesnt offload discontinued supplies lightly or quickly. just remember that the only thing that truly comes close to eternal life are government programs.
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"there IS military 38 Special ammo still being made- for the US. The .38 Special revolver is used by some MP personnel, and some flight crews."

Okay, knew there may be a small need for .38S ammo but figgered they would just buy commercial stuff for that.
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"SOOOO---Are you REALLY SURE that's a "16" and not a "91"?

Certainly not sure. All it would require is that WCC was stamped one way and then stamp the numbers up-side down. I suggest anyone who is concerned 'bout me claiming "being sure" read what I actually said.

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