38 Long Colt Black Powder Ammunition

(1 customer review)


Box of twenty new production BLACK POWDER .38 Long Colt (.38 LC) ammunition.

5 in stock


Box of twenty new production BLACK POWDER .38 Long Colt (38 LC) ammunition. This cartridge was developed from the .38 Short Colt and became the US Army’s standard pistol caliber in 1892.  Paired with the M1892 New Army revolver it saw service in the Spanish American War, the Philippine-American War, and was brought back out for WWI.   This cartridge was quickly determined to be underpowered and caused the US military to reissue many of the older .45 Colt and Schofield pistols.  It was eventually replaced by the M1909 .45, which was practically identical to the old .45 Colt round.  Even with its poor performance, due to the shortages of WWI, some were brought out of storage and issued during World War One.

We can do custom loads as well.  Please contact us for a quote.


Before firing:

– Confirm you have the correct caliber

– Have a qualified gunsmith inspection the condition of your firearm

– Always wear eye AND ear protection

We assume no liability for the proper function of your vintage firearm.

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 1 in

Old South Ammo



product type



.38 Colt, .38 Long Colt, .38LC

1 review for 38 Long Colt Black Powder Ammunition

  1. Jeffrey Carpenter (verified owner)

    I received my order promptly, it was well packaged, and the ammunition looks perfect. A well made product and great customer service.

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