S&W mod 1955 chambered in .45 cal

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Bolchben, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Bolchben

    Bolchben New Member

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    I have been using this revolver with half-moon clips and .45 ACP. Can I use a standard .45 cart. In this piece?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    No.

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  3. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    First thanks for your qustion and please stop by the new member introduction thread and tell us a bit about yourself.

    I don't know if you can use a standard full moon but they do make them for this pistol (Google is your best friend). I bought some for my 1955 a few yeas ago, I don't recall where I purchased them from and they don't have a makers mark but they do work great. Not the best pictures but you can see they do exisit.
     

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  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Maybe I misunderstood the question. The OP asked if he could use standard .45 cart. I took that to mean .45 Colt cartridges.
     
  5. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    I had no idea what a .45 cart meant, good guess at Colt
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The .45 (long) Colt cartrige will not work in the 1955 revolver.

    You can use a cartrige called the .45 Auto Rim.
     
  7. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Right there is why I enjoy this forum, never knew of the .45 auto rim! A bit expensive but if you reload and don't like moon clips here is the answer. I don't shoot my 1955 that often but I am going to invest into some of the auto rim ammo as it will make the times I do shoot it just that much better. I wonder if the brass will fit standard 45 ACP reloading dies, I expect not. Heck I've purchased a few less than norm sets ( 7mmTC & WSM 300) why not add another.
     
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  8. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

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    .45Auto Rim uses .45ACP dies. Shell holder is dif.