Re: Colt 45
There is no such actual round as the .45 long Colt. The true name is the .45 Colt, that is what you will find on the box. The .45 Schofield made by S&W had a shorter cartridge than the .45 Colt. It is alleged Billy the Kid carried a Schofield People started calling them .45 long and short when they went to buy ammo. You can use .45 Schofield in a .45 Colt gun in a pinch, but you cannot fire a .45 Colt round in a .45 Schofield gun.
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