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    Smile 44 wcf in 44 mag.

    I CALLED COLT CUSTOMER SERVICE an could not get a direct answer to my question..i have asked if i could fire 44-40 winchester ammo in my colt anaconda..please help me with this problem....

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    You can't put .44-40 in a .44 magnum pistol! If you want a reduced loading, you can put .44 special in a .44 magnum.
    "What I've found in life is what goes around comes around. Take ice for example: the rich get it in the summer and the poor get it in the winter" (W.B. Masterson).

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    A 44-40 case as a base diameter close to that of a 45 Colt as its a slight bottleneck case. The 44 magnum/special is straight walled.

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    Why would you even want to? I dont think it can be done anyway. A few years ago I was shooting side by side a s&w model 24-3 (44 special) and a s&w 25-5. (45 colt). I accidently put a 44 special round through the model 25. No damage.

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    i hate to disagree but the old machinist calipers show .456/44mag .460/44-40 case diameter.an in the last 5minutes i put the 44/40 cart. in to the cylinder of my colt anconda an the cart drops freely in an the cylinder rotates freely.

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    just wondering///no other reason..i got a wild hair.

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    But why would you want to, unless you have a large quantity of .44-40 ammunition available with nothing to shoot it in. I don't think there is any safety problem involved, as the bullet diameters and cases are close, and the .44 Mag revolver will be far stronger than any .44-40. If it's antique .44-40 ammunition, it may have some collectable value.

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    Well if the case fits...but the bullet is undersized by a couple thousands of an inch.I don't think I would do it.

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    ARJAY that was just what i was thinking..44-40 is.427 while the 44 mag is .429...point well taken....crm

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.marsh View Post
    i hate to disagree but the old machinist calipers show .456/44mag .460/44-40 case diameter.an in the last 5minutes i put the 44/40 cart. in to the cylinder of my colt anconda an the cart drops freely in an the cylinder rotates freely.
    What caliber is your anaconda?I read your post & just tried to chamber an EMPTY round of 44/40 brass into a .44 spcl. cyl & there's NO difference in the diameter of the .44 spcl & the .44 mag chambers only in the length of them, it wouldn't go in the chamber any farther than the necked portion of the empty 44/40 brass,as soon as the non necked part of the brass tried to enter the chamber it stopped,the only way u could get in the chamber would be w/a mallet.Then I dropped the same .44/40 empty round in a .45 colt cylinder & it did go in but in NO WAY would I try to fire a 44/40 from a .45 cal. gun,if I mis-read your posting please correct me.


 
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