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    Quote Originally Posted by WIL TERRY View Post
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    And if the .45 Colt had been a Sharps it would have been a .45 Cal 1 3/10.

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    Number One in firearms: NEVER take what you read as being true! The names of cartridges quite often have absolutely nothing to do with the actual size of the bullet.............

    Cartridges were named various things because of various reasons; none having anything to do with the actual measurements of the bullets....................

    For instance: The original THIRTY-EIGHT SPECIAL (.38 S&W Special) has nothing to do with the numbers 38................
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    It is nothing more than a way to identify individual cartridges rather than a precise description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Rat View Post
    Number One in firearms: NEVER take what you read as being true! The names of cartridges quite often have absolutely nothing to do with the actual size of the bullet.............

    Cartridges were named various things because of various reasons; none having anything to do with the actual measurements of the bullets....................

    For instance: The original THIRTY-EIGHT SPECIAL (.38 S&W Special) has nothing to do with the numbers 38................

    You mean, the '9x29R'?

    ( Lol...)

    I think the "38" designation had come about in reference to the earlier Heeled Bullets of the .38 Colt, with it's Bullet having originally been the same diameter as the Cartridge Case, which was on about .379 or maybe .380 of an inch.

    Later, when the .38 Long Colt Cartridge was changed to have a smaller, inside-Lube Bullet, the Cartridge Case of course remained the same, and, that then was the 'Parent Case' for the .38 S & W Special, which simply continued the use of the term ".38" since by then everyone was familiar and comfortable with the designation, ( even though the latter stage .38 Long Colt and the subsequent .38 S & W Special Bullets, were and remain, more like .357 of an inch or there-abouts ).


    The ".45-70" may also be called, the 11.6x64.8R I suppose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    And if the .45 Colt had been a Sharps it would have been a .45 Cal 1 3/10.

    Lol...yes!


    Or, maybe, the .45-40-1&3/10ths-260


    Or, if not 'Sharps'...then, the 11.5x32R


 

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