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Old June 8, 2010, 03:39 AM   #36
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Your picture and explanation are flawed in that you show the firing pin at the point where the cartridge rims are the closest (red dot), rather than at a point along a circle defined by the centers of the cartridges where it would actually rest (yellow dot).
Well, I have to admit you are correct in what you are saying (even though your yellow dot is a bit further out than it should be). Thanks for pointing that out.

However, the quote you used from my post is still true.

Originally Posted by Model-P
But, a typical firing pin runs around .075-.080" and cannot seat between .45 Colt rims, and is easily able to override the rim to the primer without your noticing it:
Feel free to scratch up your cylinder checking this out for yourself
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