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I had a NICE 1923 FIRST GE., Sold it when the price got right. I then bought 2 more nice EDC weapons win the price was right again, with the money. NICE WEAPON!
I have several Italian replicas, nice shooting guns and no worries about wearing out an original. The 45 colt, despite it's size, is actually a gentle shooting weapon with low recoil. Nothing like a big soft bullet rolling out the barrel at around 800 fps.
I sure would like to find some .45LC (Long Colt).
45 Long Colt with free shipping.https://www.outdoorlimited.com/handgun-ammo/45-colt-ammo/precision-one-45-colt-ammunition-255-grain-full-metal-jacket-250-rounds/
Thank you, Alan. How sure are you that this is indeed Long Colt? I called them and they said they will not answer any questions due to liability.
I miss seeing that Royal Colt Blue. It almost appeared to be glowing, even in broad day light.
I believe that that is just Colt's standard case hardened blue finish.Last year Colt started offering Royal Blue finishes from the Custom Shop.They want about $3500 (plus 45 hr labor) to do a SAA.They'll do a 1911 for about $700.Colt obviously doesn't want a lot of Royal Blue SAAs out there.
Don,I shoot .45LC out of my Ruger Blackhawk. You can load those up rather warm. 11gr. Unique behind a 200gr. lead round nose.-Snakepit
I took the Blackhawk 45lc with a 250 out to 950fps but the slow powder set the dry grass afire! Decided I really didn't need that hot a load after that!! Good Times!
I pretty much handload all my large bore stuff, much cheaper. I don't remember the recipe right now, but I typically load some soft shooting target stuff at around 800 to 850 fps. Accurate and easy to shoot. I have loaded some rounds up to 950 fps, but I don't plan on going any higher with the replicas. I know the Rugers can handle much hotter loads, would love to get a Redhawk in .45LC. Just haven't seen any around lately.