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Re: 45 long colt in trapdoor

Posted by Ken Smith on Wednesday, 15 September 2010, at 11:36 a.m., in response to 45 long colt in trapdoor, posted by e.k. on Tuesday, 14 September 2010, at 1:12 p.m.

Hi E.K. The Springfield .45 rifle and carbine are chambered for the .45 Government loading only (.45/70 brass. I have heard of tales of being able to fire a .410 shotgun shell from these rifles, but I do not recommend it. As far as a .45 Colt cartridge goes, don't do it! The dimensions between the two cases are way too great. You would be asking for trouble to attempt this. Stick with the ammunition the Springfield was designed for. The Colt cartridge would probably go so far into the Springfield's chamber that it would be out of reach of the firing pin anyways, and flop around. Regards, Ken


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