WW1 .45 A.C.P. bullets


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RWMC
April 11, 2007, 12:26 AM
Were bullets for the .45 in WW1 FMJ, or were they swaged lead? I want to reload for my 1917 S&W, but I want to shoot the bullet it was designed for. Thanks for the help!

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Sunray
April 11, 2007, 12:50 AM
FMJ's, but a 230 grain cast bullet won't cost you as much as buying jacketed bullets. 4.5 grains of Bullseye is a nice light load for 230 grain cast bullets. Easier on your 90 year old revolver.

ReloaderFred
April 11, 2007, 03:28 AM
I have one round of FA-17 .45 acp ammunition in my collection, and it's full metal jacket.

Hope this helps.

Fred

SlamFire1
April 11, 2007, 10:20 PM
And the original 1911 vintage load was a 230 FMJ with 5.0 grains Bullseye at 800 fps. Saw that in a book on 45 Service pistols.

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