.45 ACP for 1873 safe in 1911


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351 WINCHESTER
February 21, 2012, 01:31 PM
I found some handloads from an old friend. They are labled as follows:

45 ACP FOR 1873 Revolver.

I know the 1873 was chambered for the "Long Colt" ctg., but never knew anyone made one for the acp other than S & W and the 1917 series.

I'm just wondering if they are safe to shoot in a 1911?

200 gr Lead flat nose .452" with 4.5 grs. green dot

200 gr. plated bullet with 6.4 grs. unique.

Many thanks.

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rcmodel
February 21, 2012, 01:35 PM
Yes, they would be safe, as long as they are not seated too long and hit the rifling leade before they fully chamber.

Both loads are well below max with 200 grain bullets.

It was not uncommon to have an extra cylinder made for a .45 Colt SAA so they could also shoot .45 ACP in them.

rc

351 WINCHESTER
February 21, 2012, 01:36 PM
Boy that was quick. Many thanks.

rcmodel
February 21, 2012, 02:06 PM
I guess I should have said:
"Yes, they are safe"
IF you totally trust your old friends handloading ability!!

rc

justinpar
February 21, 2012, 02:14 PM
I would feel much better not using them if it was me. Your 1911 is much more valuable then a handfull of reloads that someone else loaded.

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