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Old May 12, 2013, 02:57 PM   #8
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At one time the Army used "Long Colt" to separate this ammo from the shorter 45 Schofield. In my youth I recall factory boxes marked 45 Long Colt. It is not technically incorrect to say Long Colt although it chaffs some people.

I am weary of the whole magazine/clip thing. Yes, a magazine is box and the clip is a spring. So what? Their purpose is the same. Use whatever term you like and I really don't much care.
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