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Old June 7, 2010, 03:00 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Model-P
But, a typical firing pin runs around .075-.080" and cannot seat between .45 Colt rims, and is easily able to override the rim to the primer without your noticing it:
Your picture and explanation are flawed in that you show the firing pin at the point where the cartridge rims are the closest (red dot), rather than at a point along a circle defined by the centers of the cartridges where it would actually rest (yellow dot).

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