Thread: 1800's .44's
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Old August 16, 2012, 10:07 PM   #64
Ideal Tool
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Hello, I think the main problem with the .44 Colt and American ctgs. was the fact they used a heeled bullet. The Russian officers who took part in the big buffalo hunting party of 1869, liked the big S&W topbreak..but not it's ammunition..they insisted on an inside lubed bullet..which resulted in the excellent .44 Russian...the forerunner to the later .44 special. Outside lubed ammunition was/is a mess to handle..especially in hot dusty conditions of the west.
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