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Old 07-28-2013, 08:29 PM
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.45 acp-----.45 lc

One of my brothers and I got into a friendly brotherly discussion. Basically...He says that if he buys a Henry's 45 Long Colt rifle he can use his .45 ACP ammo in it. I say he can't. Whose right??
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:41 PM
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Re: .45 acp-----.45 lc

45 ACP is a rimless cartridge so no. I think the only time you can shoot 45 ACP in a 45 LC is in a revolver with the moon clip that grabs it at the base. Don't quote me on that, though. Hopefully someone more knowledgable on the cartridge can give you a good answer.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:27 AM
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Re: .45 acp-----.45 lc

No you CAN NOT use 45 ACP in a rifle chambered in 45 Colt. The ACP is a rimless case and the Colt is a rimmed case. In SOME revolvers you can use both but the 45 ACP has to use the moon clips. These revolvers are specially made to use both rounds.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:40 AM
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Re: .45 acp-----.45 lc

So you are correct newmexkid. Looks like the only way to get your brother to listen now is to beat him up. Thats usually what I do to my brothers.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:56 AM
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Re: .45 acp-----.45 lc

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Looks like the only way to get your brother to listen now is to beat him up.
Ha! +1!
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:03 AM
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Re: .45 acp-----.45 lc

Smith and Wesson made a very collectable revolver that used both (with clips), I have one. Lets add some more mud to the mix. There is the 45 auto rim as well.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:26 AM
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Re: .45 acp-----.45 lc

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Smith and Wesson made a very collectable revolver that used both (with clips), I have one. Lets add some more mud to the mix. There is the 45 auto rim as well.

Yepper. Made for use in the revolvers that HAD TO HAVE a moon clip to shoot 45 ACP....but with the AR round ( stands for automatic rimmed) ya just slipped them in like you would in a Long Colt revolver
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