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.45 ACP for 1873 safe in 1911

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 351 WINCHESTER, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    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.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  3. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    Boy that was quick. Many thanks.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I guess I should have said:
    "Yes, they are safe"
    IF you totally trust your old friends handloading ability!!

    rc
     
  5. justinpar

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    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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