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Old June 27, 2024, 10:02 AM   #26
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When I asked the guy at the counter for a box of "45 Colt" and was handed a box of 45 ACP, I started referring to it as "Long".
The expression "45 Long Colt" originated to distinguish 45 Colt from 45 Schofield. It now serves to distinguish it from 45 ACP.
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Old June 27, 2024, 10:30 AM   #27
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("9mm Luger" instead of "9mm Parabellum." ) <-- not being a pistole guy; i thought those were two different cartridges.
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Old June 27, 2024, 09:35 PM   #28
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The expression "45 Long Colt" originated to distinguish 45 Colt from 45 Schofield.
Almost certainly not. The designations '45 Schofield' and '45 Colt' are already sufficiently different from each other that adding "Long" to one of them is not necessary to distinguish them.

.45 Long Colt almost certainly originated to distinguish it from the .45 "Short Colt" (.45 Colt Government) which was a cartridge that was essentially a shortened version of the .45 Colt--distinct from the .45 Schofield. For awhile there were two cartridges on the market that were both .45 Colt. A long version and a short version.
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Old June 28, 2024, 10:08 AM   #29
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Almost certainly not. The designations '45 Schofield' and '45 Colt' are already sufficiently different from each other that adding "Long" to one of them is not necessary to distinguish them.

.45 Long Colt almost certainly originated to distinguish it from the .45 "Short Colt" (.45 Colt Government) which was a cartridge that was essentially a shortened version of the .45 Colt--distinct from the .45 Schofield. For awhile there were two cartridges on the market that were both .45 Colt. A long version and a short version.
I misspoke. The 45 Colt Government is undoubtedly the cartridge I should have mentioned.
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