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Old March 31, 2012, 05:47 AM   #69
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The open top wasn't weak considering what it was designed to shoot.
Isn't that the way it's supposed to be? Engineers design products to perform a certain function. Then they add in a safety factor to prevent catastrophic failures. This is true of cars, buildings, dams, aircraft and guns. Neither the Colt open top design nor the Remington top strap design could handle a modern magnum load. They were not designed to.
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