Thread: 1800's .44's
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Old August 2, 2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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For the 44 S&W, apparently the US preferred the 45 colt, and so S&W had to adapt to that
Actually, the army bought enough Schofields that they decided to standardize on that round, since the Colt could chamber both. You'll find old boxes marked something like ".45 Government", and that's the Schofield round, not .45 Colt.
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