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Has anyone actually fired one of the original model 1911 that use the Long Colt rounds? If I remember correctly ...


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Old 10-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone actually fired one of the original model 1911 that use the Long Colt rounds? If I remember correctly Colt made the first 1911 model and the round it used was a much larger .45 round than that of an ACP. I have never actually seen one of these hand guns so I am extremely curious about them. Since I am asking a question alreaady I will ask one more.... How hard is it to get the Long Colt rounds? I havent really been looking for them, but I have noticed that I have not seen any yet.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I'm pretty sure that the 1911 was never chambered in .45 Colt....the cartridge is ~.400 longer than a .45ACP. The entire frame would have to be elongated to accomodate the increased case length.

Plus .45 Colt is a rimmed cartridge designed to be used in revolvers and leverguns. Getting it to work in a semi-auto would be a challenge.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I had a .45 rifle for a while. Pretty fun lever-actions. It's not hard to find the ammo for them, but I also don't think the 1911 was ever chambered in this round. It is a substantially larger round and just wouldn't work in a pistol grip due to its length I don't think.


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