Thread: .44-40
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Old November 18, 2012, 06:58 AM   #15
Mike Irwin
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"The 44-40 dates to the black powder era and it's brass was designed for use with the lower pressures of the age."

Which is interesting because...

Smith & Wesson developed the .44 Special with black powder. It was the last commercial black powder cartridge developed, and was, for quite a few years, sold in both black powder and smokeless rounds.
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