.38 Short Colt
|.38 Short Colt|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Bullet diameter||.359 in (9.1 mm)|
|Neck diameter||.379 in (9.6 mm)|
|Base diameter||.379 in (9.6 mm)|
|Rim diameter||.445 in (11.3 mm)|
|Rim thickness||.060 in (1.5 mm)|
|Case length||.765 in (19.4 mm)|
|Source(s): Hodgdon Online reloading data|
The .38 Short Colt (or .38 SC) was a heeled bullet cartridge intended for metallic cartridge conversions of the .36 cal cap & ball Colt 1851 Navy Revolver from the American Civil War era.
Remington is one of the few producers of this cartridge today with a 125grs LRN bullet. Magtech also produces this grain weight and Ten-x manufactures a 95gr load, as well as blanks.
There is no problem firing this cartridge in .357 revolvers, but the long bullet jump makes accuracy difficult.
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