Making .380 revolver ammo for an ancient Bulldog pistol
The caliber miked out to just under 36, while the case dimensions were very similar to that of the .38 Short Colt except the rim thickness is only 0.02″, so I realized it was a .380 Rook, aka 380 Ely, or .380 Webley or a variation of. The problem of course is actual new .380 Rook ammunition, even in Europe, has not been available anywhere for a very long time, and inside the US probably not for about a century. That meant I needed to make some ammunition from scratch, unless I wished the pistol to be a non-functional paperweight even if it is in very good shape.
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