Re: 45 colt cal vrs 45 LC
Elmer Keith, in Sixguns, mentions the "old short 45 Colt round" that was loaded with hollowbase bullets. If Elmer said there was a short 45 Colt, I believe him. Then look at the 45 Frankfort round. It is shorter than a normal 45 Colt. Yes, there was the 45 S&W, and it is shorter than the 45 Colt. I don't see how that would matter, as it was S&W, not Colt. Be kinda like sayin' you wanted the 32 Long H&R, so you didn't get the 32 Short S&W by mistake.
Back in the 1800s, the numbers Smith gave guns were frame sizes, not model numbers. The American, the Russian, the Schofield and the 1881 Double Action were all Number 3s. Like saying an "N" frame, nowadays. The American was their first #3, and was much different than their Schofield. Just so you know.
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