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    Quote Originally Posted by Travlin View Post
    Now get some 308 cases and cut them off to cylinder length and make some good shot loads.
    That's something I haven't heard of before. Is that seriously doable?
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    My grandfather bought two Colt M1917 revolvers from the Army the day after he got back to the states, August 5, 1919. I have the receipt, shown below. Sure wish I could find one or both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark Bait View Post
    That's something I haven't heard of before. Is that seriously doable?
    Hey Shark,

    Yep. CH4D used to sell the die set. Cut the '06 or .308 case to length. Prime case. Charge case. Insert wad & shot. Insert "over wad". Crimp case.

    Later, Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by msharley View Post
    Hey Shark,

    Yep. CH4D used to sell the die set. Cut the '06 or .308 case to length. Prime case. Charge case. Insert wad & shot. Insert "over wad". Crimp case.

    Later, Mark
    Sounds interesting. Now I need to find the dies.
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    Very nice Smith! I have a Ruger TALO Redhawk in 45 Colt/45 ACP. Never have shot ACP in it---having too much fun with 45 Colt.
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    My 45 ACP FrankenSmith. This came in an auction lot with a 624-3 that I needed. When the FedEx package arrived at my FFL I immediately noticed the frame to be a 28-2 with a 1955 barrel. The cylinder was binding against the forcing cone. Well, with some advice from msharley and $80 to Brownell's for a forcing cone chamfer cutter, it runs like a Swiss watch.

    I just love this gun now being that it's a tool that I don't have to baby like my other Smith's. I don't mind the moon clips, but have recently moved on to AR brass. Below is it and the 624-3 that made rescuing these orphans all possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Newman View Post
    I have a 3" S&W 625 "Model of 1989." Very robust pistol and probably one of the better big bore combat handguns. I load with .45 Auto Rim so as not bother with half moon clips.
    I have a S&W "model of 1989" as well,,,in 5 inch. A ***** cat of a revolver to shoot.....no recoil as compared to the 1911 model. I bought a set of Dillion 45 auto rib dies and 45AR brass for my Dillion 550 loader and never set it up for loading auto rim. I just use a dowel rod to punch out the 45 ACP cases rather than use the full moon clips. Just lazy I guess.

    A superbly accurate revolver...
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    I had a set of RCBS dies to make 45acp shot cartridges back in 80s. Never used them and sold them to Sheriffs Dept. At the time a couple deputies were gun nuts and they made a bunch of them for awhile. They shot as well as any shot load but they were having function problems in 1911s. They carried a few in case they had to shoot a problem small animal on a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark Bait View Post
    My grandfather bought two Colt M1917 revolvers from the Army the day after he got back to the states, August 5, 1919. I have the receipt, shown below. Sure wish I could find one or both of them.

    M1917_Receipt.JPG
    I like the idea of the Army selling its surplus weapons directly to soldiers. Too bad they don't still do that. Has anyone ever seen surplus Beretta M9 pistols, Mossberg 590A1 shotguns, or Remington M24 sniper rifles offered for sale directly to soldiers?

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    I have a pair of Lipsey's Ruger Flattops with both cylinders. I mostly shoot .45 Colt.

    I'd probably shoot .45 ACP more if I still had a 1911 and tons of ammo.
    All I've shot out of the ACP cylinder is W-W white box FMJ:

    I want to shoot a rimmed ACP length case, and roll crimp like I do with my other revolver loads, so I plan on buying a bag of Starline "Cowboy Special" brass. As I understand it, I can use my .45 Colt dies to size and expand, and will have a buy a .45 AR seating die, which RCBS will sell me separately.
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