Originally Posted by johnbrowning
Have been wanting one, just acquired. Taking it out today. Read on Guns America for sale site, one of the offerers mentioned will take 45 LC too. Never heard this. True?
S&W did make a few of the 25-2 in .45 Colt or with a second .45 Colt cylinder. The problem was that the cylinder was the same length as the .45 ACP cylinder and while that permitted .45 Colt factory stuff, it didn't permit properly loading some of the longer cast bullets. When S&W came out with the 25-5 in .45 Colt, they brought it out with the longer cylinder of the .44 magnum to allow the proper loading of the .45 Colt. Of course they also brought it out with a .455-.456" changer throat which typically killed accuracy. If you measure your 25-2 using pin gages you will probably find the throats .456" or so, as mine is, but in .45 ACP, due to the very small case and large primer, it doesn't seem to matter.