Winchester recalls 3 lots of .38 Special ammo

03/4/19 7:30 AM | by

Winchester recalls 3 lots of .38 Special ammo

Winchester recall 130 grain 38 ammo

Winchester warns the 130-grain full metal jacket range loads are marked “USA38SPVP” near the UPC on the bottom of the box and carry the lot numbers KF21, KL30 or KM52 inside the right tuck flap of the 100-round carton (Photo: Winchester)

Ammunition maker Olin Winchester last week issued a recall on some 100-cartridge twin boxes of .38 Special ammo over safety concerns. The Feb.27 notice details the lots, all 130-grain full metal jacket range loads, are marked “USA38SPVP” near the UPC on the bottom of the box.

The Illinois-based maker has determined the identified lots of 38 Special ammunition “may contain incorrect powder charges,” going on to say, “Ammunition with excessive powder charges may cause firearm damage, rendering it inoperable, and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury or death.”

The affected loads carry the lot numbers KF21, KL30 or KM52 inside the right tuck flap of the 100-round carton. Other lots are not subject to recall.

Winchester warns those who have such ammo to immediately discontinue use and contact them at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammo.

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