Thread: 1800's .44's
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Old August 3, 2012, 03:11 AM   #7
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As for the .44-40, Winchester introduced it in 1873, the same year that Colt and the US military introduced the Peacemaker and .45 Long Colt cartridge.
I'm glad someone else brought that up.
I remember my father telling me of seeing soldiers marching through Nashville heading off for the Spanish-American War. These would have been National Guard troops
Not to be pedantic, but the national Guard was formed in 1903, 5 years after the Spanish-American War. The troops your father says he saw would have been state militia units at that time.
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