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#5475934 - 12/14/14 01:23 PM 45 Colt/45 LC
Big Will Offline
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Are these the same or is the long colt a longer cartage as the name suggests.

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#5475959 - 12/14/14 01:40 PM Re: 45 Colt/45 LC [Re: Big Will]
kmon1 Offline
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Same thing
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#5475962 - 12/14/14 01:42 PM Re: 45 Colt/45 LC [Re: Big Will]
wp75169 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
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Long colt is the same as 45 colt. 45 colt is the correct term. You will never see "long colt" printed on any ammo or firearms. It is a nickname given to the 45 colt to differentiate it from the 45 ACP. Which is Automatic Colt Pistol.

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#5475964 - 12/14/14 01:43 PM Re: 45 Colt/45 LC [Re: Big Will]
Big Will Offline
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Ok thanks. I was looking at a 1866 uberti in my buddy's shop. Wanted to make sure it was something I could find ammo for.

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#5475982 - 12/14/14 01:51 PM Re: 45 Colt/45 LC [Re: Big Will]
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Factory ammo is widely available but expensive. $40-50/50 rounds. I reload plinking ammo for mine for about $14/100 rounds. If you find you enjoy the pistol find someone to reload for you.

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#5476006 - 12/14/14 02:08 PM Re: 45 Colt/45 LC [Re: Big Will]
Big Will Offline
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Lever action actually. I hope to enjoy it. I have an immaculate Ted Williams that I've been wanting to hunt with but don't want to scratch it up. Having something a little nicer in the safe I shouldn't feel so bad if the Ted got a knick or 2.

The uberti should be alot of fun to shoot steel with.

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#5476024 - 12/14/14 02:19 PM Re: 45 Colt/45 LC [Re: Big Will]
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Actually, the "Long" Colt terminology came along when the Army had two different .45 single-action revolvers in service. The .45 Schofield (aka .45 S&W, I believe) was in use at the same time as the .45 Colt. The Schofield round was shorter, and it became expedient to refer to the Colt round as the "long" one.
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#5476052 - 12/14/14 02:36 PM Re: 45 Colt/45 LC [Re: Big Will]
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Good info river rider. I was unaware of that.

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