Thread: 1800's .44's
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Old August 6, 2012, 06:18 PM   #36
Bob Wright
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To answer the question that keep cropping up, why did the military want the .45?

From what I have read, Colt made the Single Action Army revolver and UMC developed the cartridge for it. This was submitted to the Army Ordnance Board who liked it and bought it.

In short, it was the combination of the Colt and the .45 Colt round. I've found no better explanation.

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