Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2010, 07:43   #1
freakshow10mm
10mm Advocate
 
freakshow10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Posts: 11,306
Anyone load for the .38 Long Colt?

Or know where to find factory ammo? Got a local guy looking for it. I'd rather buy factory and sell it to him than spend money and load a couple hundred rounds and be done with it. I saw Starline draws brass for it. Who makes dies? Graf's has brass but no loaded ammo.
__________________
Commercial ammunition handloader since 2006.
You can kill it. We can help.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
freakshow10mm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 07:48   #2
unclebob
Senior Member
 
unclebob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Mary Esther FL
Posts: 6,972
Lee makes dies for it. Would be the cheap way too go for dies.
__________________
Team Carver Custom
NRA Certified Instructor
NRA Benefactor Life Member
GSSF Life Member
___________________________________________
unclebob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 07:58   #3
WiskyT
Malcontent
 
WiskyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 11,764
I think a 550 with a casefeeder would be enough for that round...
__________________
Drugs are bad because if you do drugs you're a hippie and hippies suck.
Eric Cartman


"If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting."-General Curtis E. LeMay
WiskyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 08:12   #4
freakshow10mm
10mm Advocate
 
freakshow10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Posts: 11,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by unclebob View Post
Lee makes dies for it. Would be the cheap way too go for dies.
Thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by WiskyT View Post
I think a 550 with a casefeeder would be enough for that round...
Because that response is entirely relevant to loading 100-200 rounds in a one time deal.
__________________
Commercial ammunition handloader since 2006.
You can kill it. We can help.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
freakshow10mm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 08:27   #5
WiskyT
Malcontent
 
WiskyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 11,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by freakshow10mm View Post


Because that response is entirely relevant to loading 100-200 rounds in a one time deal.
Right, that would be what we call a "joke".
__________________
Drugs are bad because if you do drugs you're a hippie and hippies suck.
Eric Cartman


"If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting."-General Curtis E. LeMay
WiskyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 08:33   #6
ustate
NRA Member
 
ustate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 999
Ultramax sells it under their 'Cowboy' line. Don't know if they have it in stock or not though.

http://www.ultramaxammunition.com/cowboy.php
__________________
Some people are like a Slinky .. not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.
ustate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 09:43   #7
unclebob
Senior Member
 
unclebob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Mary Esther FL
Posts: 6,972
I think you can trim 38 Spl. Brass down too 38 long colt. None of my books has anything with .38 long Colt in it. Not even my old Lyman book has it.
__________________
Team Carver Custom
NRA Certified Instructor
NRA Benefactor Life Member
GSSF Life Member
___________________________________________
unclebob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 10:19   #8
freakshow10mm
10mm Advocate
 
freakshow10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Posts: 11,306
I saw Ultramax and BHA load for the 38 LC so I'll just go with them instead of giving myself a headache. Thanks for the help guys!
__________________
Commercial ammunition handloader since 2006.
You can kill it. We can help.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
freakshow10mm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 00:45   #9
JerryO
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SE MN
Posts: 260
.38 long colt.

I bought a colt .38 in the 50's. (made in 1901)

It has straight thru chambers, well only a slight taper anyway.

And the barrel has a .357 bore with .364 grooves.

Early models had something like .380 chambers and .380 grooves in the barrel. The bullets were heeled, like a .22 long rifle. The final design was the .38 special with about a .380 case and a .357 bullet. Mine was an in between design, why I don't know. Nor do I know what should be shot in it.

I use to shoot .38 specials with lead bullets, but got a lot of flyers. Perhaps 148 grain hollow base wad cutters would expand enough to fill the grooves and with .357 brass could come close to the end of the cylinder.

I have seen .38 long colt ammo, but without a description of what chambers or barrel groove diameters are expected.

So it seems to me, the first thing to do, is to find out what chambers and throats are in the cylinder, then what bore and grove diameter are in the barrel.


JerryO
JerryO is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 847
251 Members
596 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31