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Old January 26, 2012, 07:27 AM   #26
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All very interesting

I am now a little further from getting int conversions than I was before reading this.
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Old January 26, 2012, 08:59 AM   #27
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The problem was, he was loading to .45 Colt specs, when clearly .45 Long Colt loads should have been used.

*Ba dum ching*
WRONG! .45 Colt is the proper cartridge designation. There is no 'proper' designation of .45 Long Colt. It came into use when the Army went to the S&W Schofield revolvers. They could not chamber the .45 Colt cartridge because the cylinder was too short. They chambered a round that was about 2/3's the length of the .45 Colt. To simplify logistics, the Army started to issue only the the .45 S&W round for both the Colt and S&W revolvers. Because both rounds could be fired in the Colt revolvers, the REAL .45 Colt round was colloquially referred to as the 'Long' Colt.

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Old January 26, 2012, 09:22 AM   #28
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Give it a rest.


.45 Colt and .45 Long Colt refer to the EXACT SAME CARTRIDGE. It's known, accepted, understood, and yes, even historical.

Do you get all bent out of shape when someone says 9mm Luger instead of 9mm Parabellum?

Or how about when someone has the temerity to say .30-30 instead of .30 Winchester Center Fire?

Many cartridges have multiple correct and/or accepted names, yet it seems that people only get bent out of shape over this one particular cartridge.

Next time someone talks about having a .38 Colt New Police chambered revolver, I expect to see all of the "NO SUCH THING AS A .45 LONG COLT!!!!!" crowd immediately castigate the transgressor with a severe history lesson in how it's correctly the .38 Smith & Wesson...
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Old January 26, 2012, 09:43 AM   #29
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Get off my back here! Andy Griffith was the one who stated .....

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The problem was, he was loading to .45 Colt specs, when clearly .45 Long Colt loads should have been used.

*Ba dum ching*
Obviously he is wrong and needs an explanation, no matter what you think. It would be irresponsible to let other folks read that statement and believe that was the cause of the incident.
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Old January 26, 2012, 09:55 AM   #30
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I'm telling you BOTH to stick a proverbial sock in it.
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Old January 26, 2012, 12:05 PM   #31
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Gentlemen, I was only trying to be funny. Sorry if everyone didn't know I was trying to lighten up the thread a bit. It was completely *tongue in cheek*
Please accept my humble apology.
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Old January 26, 2012, 05:01 PM   #32
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Not everyone can read sarcasm over the net.
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Old January 26, 2012, 05:14 PM   #33
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I figured that the smileys and rim shot gave it away. I LOL'd.
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Old January 26, 2012, 07:22 PM   #34
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Old January 26, 2012, 09:25 PM   #35
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I was once told that my sense of humor had been surgically removed.

The person who said that hasn't been heard from since ...
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Old January 27, 2012, 01:34 PM   #36
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I was once told that my sense of humor had been surgically removed.

The person who said that hasn't been heard from since ...
My soon-to-be-ex wife has said that to me recently. I hope to have a similar result.

(Now THAT is sarcasm)


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