is 45 colt and 45 long the samething?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by vito77, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. vito77

    vito77 New Member

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    45 long 45 colt the same
     
  2. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    correct term is 45 COLT!!!

    Today it gets basterdized and called 45 long colt.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It was called "Long" Colt back when the Army had both Colt and Smith and Wesson
    revolvers in the inventory. The S&W used a shorter version of the .45 cartridge. The Colt version picked up the "Long" prefix.

    The .45 Colt is also confused by newbs with the .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) because they both have "Colt" in their names.
     
  4. jyo

    jyo New Member

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    Yes! The same.