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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #40 on: October 08, 2020, 04:40:07 PM »
since there is a question if we'll get to 3 pages, let me throw this turd into the punchbowl:

Which is right a dash or a slash? 45-70 or 45/70, plus all the other dash/slash cartridges. I'm a slash man myself.

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The dash is correct. Sometimes with a period before the first figure since it is designating a caliber. It wasn't uncommon to designate a cartridge with the caliber-powder charge-bullet weight, as in .45-70-405. Kinda like that patent medicine of the 1940's, "Hadacol". They "hadda call it something".
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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #41 on: October 08, 2020, 09:52:06 PM »
Greyhawk: I don't think my Apple has a problem with slashes.

Trailrider: if the unwashed masses can use 45 Long Colt, I will continue to use slashes.

By the way I take great pride in getting us to 3 pages. Anyone want to go for 4?

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2020, 10:29:32 AM »
You've heard the expression "Beating a Dead Horse". Well if this discussion makes it to page 4 there will be nothing left of the poor nag but a greasy spot on the road. (smile)

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2020, 01:26:20 PM »
I thought maybe "Long Colt" ammo was what you needed to buy if you have a buntline.   :D

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2020, 06:58:39 PM »
Greyhawk: I don't think my Apple has a problem with slashes.

Trailrider: if the unwashed masses can use 45 Long Colt, I will continue to use slashes.

By the way I take great pride in getting us to 3 pages. Anyone want to go for 4?

Rev. Chase

seeing that we seem destined for a fourth page try this and report back - make a file name such as      44/40 targets    using the forward slash somewhere in the string and try to start a new folder with it - one of us will learn something we didnt know before :)

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2020, 04:29:30 PM »

I saw some "Greasy" splotches onna road en-route to and from today's CAS match.  Usta was Ground Hogs.  Better known as Pennsylvania Speed Bumps   ;D

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2020, 05:53:27 PM »
On my 105 mile drive home from the match today I saw the usual greasy spots but also two fairly undisturbed (except they was dead) racoons about a quarter mile apart.

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2020, 06:18:01 PM »
It's becoming apparent not very many of you have actually beaten a dead horse. There is a certain style and technique to it that most folks just don't know or understand.

And no I can't spell ambeguity ambagooity aimbegeuity ambiguity.

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2020, 07:46:04 PM »
I thought maybe we were trying to push the dead horse off a cliff so we don't smell it any more.

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2020, 05:38:17 PM »
It's becoming apparent not very many of you have actually beaten a dead horse. There is a certain style and technique to it that most folks just don't know or understand.

And no I can't spell ambeguity ambagooity aimbegeuity ambiguity.

Dave

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2020, 06:11:42 PM »
Horseburger anyone?

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2020, 07:19:01 AM »

Now that has a certain Gurney Say Qua, don't it!!

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2020, 04:08:50 AM »
I thought maybe we were trying to push the dead horse off a cliff so we don't smell it any more.

Oh My no, just off the side of the road far enough that the Crows, Ravens, Coyotes and Bears can clean it up unmolested by traffic....

whilst we are at it, when  did the Brits stop referring to things by "bore" and actually use cartridge disginatures?

was it when carttridges came into play?

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2020, 08:17:59 AM »

 :)  Le Grande Perfesser   ;)

YES!!  ah  NO!!  ah  Sort of maybe.  Not necessarily "Cartridges" per say, but more specifically, SMOKELESS cartridges.  The terminology of "Bore" designation by those of a sporting bent, in primarily Grosist Brittannia, introduced in double guns (started in shotguns of course) loaded primarily from the front, as it twer.  The earliest Double Rafles er Rifles being carryovers from smooth bore front stuffed muskets and such.  When the "cartridge" revolution began, the "Big Guns" intended for "Big Game" launched the same size projectiles, just contained in the front of "Cartridges"

The actual death knell of the "Bore" designation waz heralded by the introduction of Cordite and the introduction of "Nitro Express" cartridges as it tizzy's.  Cordite also heralded the introduction of bunches of "new" calibers that were in all actuality "Sub Bore" in diameter which made designations much more di-Fucult.  Like 600 Nitro Express being called "Sub Bore 60 Percent Nitry Espresso".  Way too complex.

SO:

Ah, am I "Boring" anybody yet??  Lemmie work onnit fer a minute.  Be right back > > > > >

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2020, 04:16:56 PM »
:)  Le Grande Perfesser   ;)

YES!!  ah  NO!!  ah  Sort of maybe.  Not necessarily "Cartridges" per say, but more specifically, SMOKELESS cartridges.  The terminology of "Bore" designation by those of a sporting bent, in primarily Grosist Brittannia, introduced in double guns (started in shotguns of course) loaded primarily from the front, as it twer.  The earliest Double Rafles er Rifles being carryovers from smooth bore front stuffed muskets and such.  When the "cartridge" revolution began, the "Big Guns" intended for "Big Game" launched the same size projectiles, just contained in the front of "Cartridges"

The actual death knell of the "Bore" designation waz heralded by the introduction of Cordite and the introduction of "Nitro Express" cartridges as it tizzy's.  Cordite also heralded the introduction of bunches of "new" calibers that were in all actuality "Sub Bore" in diameter which made designations much more di-Fucult.  Like 600 Nitro Express being called "Sub Bore 60 Percent Nitry Espresso".  Way too complex.

SO:

Ah, am I "Boring" anybody yet??  Lemmie work onnit fer a minute.  Be right back > > > > >

Spluttering our way to page four ......
was always "gauge"  for smoothbores in my time but I can remember some old dudes - granpa's vintage - would say stuff like "take the twelve bore ya might see a duck"........
If ya seen a duck ya better shoot it cuz fresh duck for dinner was a major advance over rabbit or salted beef

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2020, 04:52:15 PM »
Gentlemen Please,
Enough is enough.
I apologize for starting this whole thing.
Please I beg of you make this post the
LAST ONE 
Prof. Marvel please shut this thing down.
Respectfully
Bunk

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #56 on: October 15, 2020, 08:14:48 PM »
But...but...

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #57 on: October 15, 2020, 09:59:04 PM »
Gee whiz Bunk. I was just starten' to have fun about page 2!

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #58 on: October 15, 2020, 10:31:29 PM »
THIS IS EMBARRASSING !!!
I may have to name my name to Long Bunk Stagner.
What about the many disguises of the .38
Can we hash them out some?
Hummmmm?
I ain't gonna sign this except for my initials
This is all
BS

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Re: which is correct - .45 Colt or a .45 Long Colt?
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2020, 11:07:03 PM »
How's about this, Bunk?
Which is correct, Bunk Stagnerg or Bunk Stagner?  Just because the former has been in use for quite some time (due to a fat finger when registering, I understand, hehe), does that make it acceptable or correct?  Compared to Colt vs Long Colt, it is exactly the same, except for being completely different.   :D

 

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