About a month ago, my shooting partner was describing a friends new old SA Colt .45 made in 1873.
Last week, he was shooting reloads in it and the top three chambers went along with the top strap.
No reloading fuba was indicated. My friend says the metal on one chamber was discolored as if it had been cracked for a while.
No injuries (except maybe brown stains in his pants) but he certainly turned a couple thousand bucks worth of SA into a pile of parts.
Goes to show that we need to kind of pay attention to the vintages and condition of what we shoot./beagle