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Thread: Another cylinder question, 45acp conversion.

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    Boolit Master

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    Mar 2012
    Back in the woods a piece, just outside Auburn, AL.
    7.5" Two serial # prefix .45 NM Blackhawk
    OAL 1.976"
    Cylinder 1.702"
    Diameter 1.730"

    5.5" Two-serial # prefix SS .45 NM Blackhawk
    OAL 1.977"
    Cylinder 1.702"
    Diameter 1.730"

    4-5/8" Two-serial # prefix .45 OM Vaquero
    OAL 1.979"
    Cylinder 1.701"
    Diameter 1.730"

    Where OAL = total length from tip to tip. (front of gas seal to rear face of ratchet)
    Cylinder = just front face of cylinder to rear face of cylinder, ignoring gas seal and ratchet.
    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    I'm A Honcho!

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    Nov 2007
    Los Alamos, NM

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check