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Old 02-27-2012, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Oyeboteb View Post
I have an S&W 2nd Mdl HE which was originally chambered for the .455 ELEY, and, which had been modified to chamber .45 Colt AND .45 ACP.
Well that's clever! So apparently its chambers were reamed for the 45 Colt but not long enough for the case to seat on the rim. That way the cases stuck out far enough for the headspace to be tight enough for reliable ignition when loaded separately and also enough to use your modified cases with moon clips.

And of course that was enough headspace for 45 ACP with moon clips as well. So the only option you don't have is loading ACP w/o clips and who would want to do that anyway because of the ejection issue.

That's the most brilliant solution I've ever heard of!
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