Ammo ID Needed .38spl from former FBI agent

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    Question Ammo ID Needed .38spl from former FBI agent

    So my dad's friend's father passed away recently after working for the FBI for years and he found this ammunition packed away. He asked me if I knew what it was for but I couldn't offer more than a guess... so I figured I'd harness the power of the internet and ask for help ID'ing it.

    My best guess was the round on the left being some type of wadcutter and the round on the right being a blank anybody know for sure?

    They are both head stamped "w-w" over "38special"
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    Right on both counts.
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    Full wadcutter and the other one could either be a Blank or possibly a Tear Gas.

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    The hollow based Wad cutter is incredibly accurate, many moons ago when I shot a S&W 52 Semi Auto Pistol, those rounds could cut one hole at 20 yds!

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    We shot the wadcutters in our model 15's in the USAF security police,they definitely cut big holes in the target
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