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Old 05-26-2009, 6:10 PM
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Default Steyr 9x23mm just arrived (1935 manuf.)

More old ammo for the collection, 2 "pretty darn good for over 70 years old" boxes of Steyr 9x23mm made in 1935 showed up in a cardboard box today. If I had something chambered in this round I'd shoot some of the one box, the rounds themselves are in near-perfect shape.

specs: http://members.nuvox.net/~on.melchar/9steyr/9srws.html

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Theres were all the .45 from ammunitiontogo.com went..
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Those boxes are in pristine shape - Ammo looks beautiful too -
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What all (ammo) do you collect?
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Theres were all the .45 from ammunitiontogo.com went..
heh, maybe! I go through a lot of (normal) ammo, who knows. I stocked up on all my needs well before the hording began, I'm just shooting through it all now.

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I like old handgun ammo, like Peter's Rustless 38s, stuff like this, or maybe more odd/unusual rounds based on their box. No rhyme or reason really, I just see something old that catches my eye and if I can get it for a song (like I did this stuff), I grab it.
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Looks like those were made for the Spanish-speaking world. I think that one of the Latin American countries used the Steyr-Hahn 1912 auto; just can't remember which (Chile???).

These can also be used in the Star and Astra 9mm Largo-chambered pistols, too, can't they? And in some of the submachine guns used in the Gran Chaco War?
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Just curious.

I have a fairly sizeable collection of old ammo, non-standard stuff mostly. Boxes and single cartridges.
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I just picked up an old .38 made by Smith and Wesson for the British in 1940. It shoots a caliber called S&W 38 that is different than the 38 speciel we shoot today.
It is a short round. I guess I will have to start looking for it once the gun gets out of its 10 day jail.
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I just picked up an old .38 made by Smith and Wesson for the British in 1940. It shoots a caliber called S&W 38 that is different than the 38 speciel we shoot today.
It is a short round. I guess I will have to start looking for it once the gun gets out of its 10 day jail.
Yup, it predates the modern 38 Special - I think sometime in the mid to late 1800s was when it was introduced. Here ya go, here's a nice historical writeup of the 38 S&W:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/forgotten_38SW.htm

You can get it at places like MidwayUSA:

http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe...g=653***691***

Fiocchi is one of the main companies who still produces "old" ammo, for instance they still make 9x23mm Steyr as well. There's a website I've gotten stuff from in the past, they can get you odball ammo usually for long-forgotten calibers - SmokeWagonGear.

http://www.smokewagongear.com/c-1259-handgun.aspx

Doesn't look like they have any 38 S&W in stock, try giving them a call and see what they can do for you.
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Nice looking Steyr Ammo.
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