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Old February 22, 2013, 07:26 AM   #20
Mike Irwin
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"the barrel would not have the .38 Special dimensions so it would probably not be very accurate with those cartridges."

I thought that all of the Colt revolvers made after 1890 used the modern-style bullet with a hollow base, dispending with the old-style heeled bullet, and that as earlier guns were refurbed, the barrel was replaced with one with modern dimensions.

I know the early Navy .38 Long Colt cartridges were heeled, but again, I thought that had been stopped by the early 1890s.
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