Re: 45 colt cal vrs 45 LC
Originally Posted by Terry_P
The Army in the late 1800's had two revolvers the 45 Schofield and the 45 Colt. The military with usual efficiency called them both 45 Colt. As a result some outposts received SAA's with 45 Schofield ammo. No problem as the Schofield can be fired in the Colt however some had the Schofield's and received 45 Colt ammo which will not fit as the 45 Colt is a longer cartridge. As a result the Army began calling the 45 Colt the Long Colt. I had not heard that the Schofield was called the short colt although it wouldn't surprise me.
That was the version I'd heard.
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