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WTK: How do Blackhawk Cylinders for 45 ACP and 9mm function?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by crebralfix, Dec 31, 2006.

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  1. crebralfix

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    How do the convertible cylinders work for the automatic cartridges? Are moonclips required? If not, how does the cylinder hold the cartridge?
     
  2. Wil Terry

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    THE CARTRIDGE HEADSPACES ON IT'S MOUTH UPON THE REAR END

    Of the leed in front of the chamber. Actually this is exactly how they're headspaced in an autoloading pistol barrel.
     
  3. RevolvingCylinder

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    I'm sure this has been asked before but... how does the difference in bullet diameter affect accuracy of the .357 Blackhawk Convert between the .355" and .357" diameter bullets?

    Nevermind, I found the thread.
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    I have an "old model" Blackhawk convertible in .45 caliber (Colt or Auto). The .45 Auto's case mouth butts up against a shoulder in the chamber, just as it does in the chamber of an autoloading pistol's barrel. Moon clips are only needed to extract the cases from a double-action revolver, giving the extractor star something to push against; they do not affect loading or (in most cases) firing. A single-action revolver has an ejector rod that goes through the center of the chamber hole and pushes against the case head (if fired) or bullet of the round in the chamber.

    Although I have only put a box apiece of .45 Colt and Auto cartridges through mine, hand held, it seems to be equally accurate with either cartridge. However, contemporary Colt and Auto bullets are both the same diameter.
     
  5. ECVMatt

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    I have on OM BH .45 Colt/ACP as well...

    It shoots the ACP very well. In fact it regularly out shot my Les Baer 1911. I really love it. I bought my dad a .357/9mm convertable and he shoots it pretty darn good.

    They are tons of fun and accurate.

    Matt
     
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