Originally Posted by redwing carson
I bought the Taylor Conv. for my ROA. The workmanship in this Conv. is outstanding. I could not find a .45 bullet in my mold collection that would work in .45 Colt Taylor chambers. The chamber is shorter due to the ignition plate behind the cylinder. I now shoot the .45 Scholfield with a 255 gr. semi wad cutter. The Scholfield works great. The U.S. Army dropped the .45 Long Colt in 1877 and went to a Short Colt round. I guess they had problems back in the day.
they went to the short round because they had S&W and colt revolvers. the s&W cylinders were too short for the colt rounds, so instead of 2 different cartridges , the army just went with the shorter round