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45 Colt vs. 45 LC

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by grosland, Jan 3, 2008.

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  1. grosland

    grosland Member

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    I'm interested in a slide action rifle. I've seen some offered in 45 long colt. However, none of my data books list that round, only listing a 45 colt. Is there such a beast and if so what distinguishes it from the 45 colt? I've got 3 Speer, 3 hornady, 2 Hodgdon, 1 WW, and one IMR manuals and none refer to the Long Colt.
    Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this matter.
    grosland
     
  2. dmftoy1

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    45 Colt and 45 LC (Long Colt) are the same thing. The reason you see LC is because of the .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) which sometimes gets called "45 Colt".

    Regards,
    Dave
     
  3. Kimber1911_06238

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    +1, same thing
     
  4. dwave

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    Off Wikipedia:

     
  5. BigJakeJ1s

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    I'm pretty sure ACP is for "Automatic Centerfire Pistol". 45 ACP is never correctly referred to as 45 colt.

    There apparently was a very short lived government reference to 45 short colt ammunition, compatible with both 45 colt and 45 Schofield revolvers then in service, and "long colt" was unofficially used to differentiate standard 45 colt from 45 short colt.

    The correct name is "45 Colt".

    Andy
     
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  7. Sport45

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    I always thought ACP was Automatic Colt Pistol which explained why manufaturers other than Colt often designated the chambering as simply ".45 Auto". Kind of the same way the "S&W" is often dropped from .40 auto.
     
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    It is "Automatic Colt Pistol" for both the .45 and .38 ACP's.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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    Sorry guys, I stand corrected. I saw somewhere on the web that acp stood for auto centerfire pistol, but when I searched to find it again, I only came up with several references citing auto colt pistol.

    Andy
     
  10. Titus

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    The way I've heard folks use it, they say something like "He's got a .45 Colt" when they mean he's got a 1911.
     
  11. Matt-J2

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    Also remember, never ever confuse .45 Colt with Colt 45! :p

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Hunter0924

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    ACP does stand for Automatic Colt Pistol but that refers to the pistol not the caliber.
    The correct designation is .45 Automatic or .45 Colt for the two cartridges.
     
  13. Sport45

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    Are you sure about that?

    What is the correct designation for the .40 auto? I always thought it was .40S&W.

    I think the companies that develop new cartridges get to name them.
     
  14. dwave

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    That is not correct. .45 ACP is the cartridge not the pistol.

    http://www.sightm1911.com/Care/45acp.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_ACP

    Cabelas lists the ammo as .45 ACP also:
    www.cabelas.com
     
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    Matt-J2,

    Thanks for the pictorial clarification. However, I often confuse the Colt 45 with that other great "40 oz. caliber" round, of course I mean the Old English .800
     
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    45acp

    whats on the case???45acp as the pistol was first made in 38acp I had one.
    of course the gun was made in 38 9mm and 45 also 455.:) :)
     
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