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45 acp shot from a Long Colt Pistol?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by dynaglydr, May 2, 2013.

  1. dynaglydr

    dynaglydr Portland,OR New Member

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    A guy I met yesterday who says he shoots 45acp ammo out of his pistol that is designed to shoot 45 long colts. WTF? He says he does it all the time cause the longs are more expensive. He said it's like shooting a 38 special from a 357 or something like that.

    I think he's ruining the gun but what do I know?
     
  2. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Probably uses "half moon clips".
     
  3. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    Does he have 2 cylinders, like a Ruger?
     
  4. dynaglydr

    dynaglydr Portland,OR New Member

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    From what I gathered was the cyliders are for Long colts. that's all I know.
     
  5. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at a S&W Governor, which shoots .410 shotshell, but also 45 long colt and 45 ACP, and the 45 ACP sits in there with the moon clips that BAMCIS mentioned, so he probably has something like that. I guess the rounds otherwise would slide down the cilinder. So unless you've got ultrasensitive primer and mostly shoot in the air, you'll probably need some mechanical assistance. I do think it would work though. Especially since the rounds are lower pressured.
     
  6. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    OK, my bad. I thought the moon clips were to avoid sliding around. Thank you, I'll also check some pictures online to understand it a bit better :)
     
  7. fyrediver

    fyrediver Seattle Active Member

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    TK Custom is a company that machines out the cylinders to accept full moon clips so you can shoot 9mm from a 38, 45 acp from a 45 LC etc.

    They got a great review from Jeff Quinn at Gunblast.com. I've been thinking about getting a .357 revolver and having it machined so I can shoot .357, .38, and 9mm. Don't need one though, but still thinking of getting one!

    Welcome to TK Custom.com & Moonclips.com
     
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    get your minds right. It is not Long Colt. It is 45 Colt.
     
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  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Quin = gun magazine = You pay me,I say what you tell me to say
    Stopped watching him long ago
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well we is talkin' about the 2 calibers that coined the phrase 'long colt'
     
  11. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Thanks MarkAd, that's one I try and point out to folks quite often. There ain't no such critter. I've read it in articles in top end gun rags being written by people that should know better, but somehow it still slips in there from time to time.
     
  12. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    So if you guys want to get deep in the weeds... the reason it's often called ".45 Long Colt" is at the time it was being manufactured in large numbers was during the indian wars, at that time, smith and wesson was also producing another revolver which due to patents, had to be chambered differently, and it was called the .45 Schofield.

    Now, a .45 colt can fire .45 schofield, but not vice-versa. So what would happen, when the quartermaster was ordering more ammo, he would say ".45 Long Colt" to make sure he was getting "the long one, not the short one" as correcting an ordering problem when it took days or weeks to get more ammunition in a combat situation. Now the name stuck, and the .45 schofield fell into obscurity.
     
  13. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    I'm aware of that too, but thanks for the 'long' side of it for those that didn't;)
     
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  14. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    As long as I don't get the "short" end.
     
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