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Hi, Bandito:
If I've got this straight, the .38 S&W and .38 Colt New Police are the same cartridge. The .38 Short Colt uses a smaller bullet, same as the .38 Special, .357" instead of .359", and has a slightly shorter case than the .38 S&W, at .762". The .38 Colt case is also smaller in diameter, at .378, while the .38 S&W case is .386". However, I have some .38 S&W factory loads that will chamber, if a bit tight, in my .357 S&W M-28.

Remington still makes .38 Short Colt, so you're in luck. Of course it might be chambered for the .38 S&W.

RCBS had .38 Short colt dies in the 1997 Special Order catalog at $91.80. Looks like CH-4D has a better price at $69 now. Goto page 9 of the die list.

You could resize a .38 Short Colt case in a .38 Special die, but you couldn't crimp it unless you cut back the bottom of the die a fair bit.

Everybody has .38 S&W dies. One caution. Some .38 Long Colt cylinders are bored straight through and can chamber a .357 Magnum. Pulling the trigger could be hazardous to your health. In case you haven't figured this out yet, you can fire a .38 Short Colt in a .38 Long Colt, .38 Special, .357 Magnum and .357 Maximum.

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