Re: COLT .455 BRITISH 1911
At a gun show a couple of years ago, a dealer had a nice Air Service .455 Government Model. I made the mistake of remarking, casually, that the .455 magazine would not fit the standard .45. He told me I was wrong and stupid to boot and that he would prove it. He took a .45 from the table, tried to put the .455 magazine in it. It didn't go in. So he hammered the gun on the table, trying to force the magazine in. In the process he smashed the lanyard loop over, and bent the magazine base plate. He got the magazine almost in, with only an inch sticking out, then he showed it to me with a triumphal, "See!" He kept pounding away, though, and was still at it when I left.
He ruined a $250 magazine just to "prove" to me that I was wrong. There are fools, damned fools, and real idiots.