Thanks Major 231 for the info.
I dont think I made my question clear.
I have shot many plastic "5 into ones" through my henrys with good results. The plastic 5 into one measures about 1 1/2 inches long.
I have recently acquired some brass "top brass 45 colt blanks". They are 1 1/4 inches long. These are black powder blanks.
I have also acquired some 45lc plastic blanks that are 1 inch long.
I also have some 200 grain 45 schofield rounds from 10X for my handguns. It measures 1 3/8 inches long. I never tried to fire a 45 sch in my henry.
I guess my question is who has "modified " their henry to fire these shorter rounds? Since I dont reload, I am almost at the mercy of whats out there!
I hope this clarifies the query. best,cannon fodder
You were shooting M.R.A.'s & not true Hollywood Brass 5-in-One's, Not 5 into 1's.
They are called 5-in-One's because they fit .38WCF, .44WCF & .45 Colt's Revolvers & .38WCF & .44WCF Rifles & Not any other combination of Calibres that others have come up w/ in Recent years. This is description of the 5-in-One Blank is Off a Box of Remington manufactured 5-in-One's w/ a 1937 date on it.
The proper 5-in-One's are made from a Thicker cased .38WCF that is the length of a Loaded round that when filled w/ FF Gunpowder or Flash Powder has a Smoothe Round Crimp w/ a pencle sized hole in the end of it for the expanding gases & Card Wad to escape through. If you use a Proper 5-in-One blank you'll Not have to modify a bloody thing on your rifle.
If ANY other calibre Brass is substituted, it is Not a Proper 5-in-One & can cause problems w/ chambering, extraction & even ignition of the Primer because the Rim diamentions are not those of the .38WCF. The Rim is Not Thick enough which causes slop between the Cylinder Face & the Recoil Shield which causes a mis-fire in revolvers & ejection problems in rifles I've attempted use them in on Productions.
As for chambering & shooting live Schofield Rounds, it all dependent on the each individual rifle as to whether or not they'll feed properly. You'll just have to go to the range & see if it will or wont or go to 1 of the Smith's recomended here & have them cheque it out for you.