Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

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Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby nkuriger » 10 Apr 2016 08

The website has two versions, rh92-57121 .45 Colt and rh92-57203 .45 Long Colt. I recently bought a used 57121. What is the difference? Does anyone know? Here is the product page http://www.rossiusa.com/product-list.cfm?category=17
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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby TinMan » 10 Apr 2016 13

It would appear that one has the "case hardened" finish.
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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby Ranch Dog » 10 Apr 2016 13

Any R92, Ranch Hand or Rifle, identified as "XX203"; has a case hardened receiver.
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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby Ranch Dog » 10 Apr 2016 13

Not sure why the web page reference uses 45LC. If you click on the product, the description text uses 45 Colt. The catalog specs use 45 Colt as does the roll stamp on the barrel.
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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 10 Apr 2016 14

45 Long Colt somehow slipped into the gun writers' vocabulary. As far as I know the correct term for the cartridge is 45 Colt. In some of the early Colt cartridges there were both long and short versions, but so far as I know the 45 wasn't one of them, but the terminology survives and soldiers on even with some ammo makers.

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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 10 Apr 2016 16

Well, I stand corrected :oops: . There was a shorter version of the 45 Colt, not as the 45 Short Colt but as the 45 Colt Government.

Here's a link to a short article: www.leverguns.com/articles/taylor/45_short_colt.htm
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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby GasGuzzler » 11 Apr 2016 17

I hate the word short no matter what ammo makers print on their boxes. Some are willing to die on that hill. I won't but will call it .45C or .45 Colt, never .45LC or use the word long. Just me.
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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby Moon Tree » 11 Apr 2016 22

I've had people who are fairly familiar with firearms get confused when I talk about my .45 Colt and immediately think I'm talking about a Colt 1911 is a .45 cal. Even one friend who reloads .45 ACP's started giving me his pet loads for that caliber when I mentioned reloading for my .45 Colt. And he should have known better. I think if had referred to it as a .45 Long Colt there would have been no confusion at all.
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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

Postby WyrTwister » 12 Apr 2016 08

I think the Long Colt name may date back to the time Uncle Sam issued revolvers in .45 Schofield and .45 Colt ( the Peacemaker ) . The Peacemaker would chamber either one . The Schofield , only the shorter caliber .

The term Long Colt probably was used to help make the ammo issue less confusing .

I have read , the Army phased out the Schofield , partly to make ammo logistics simpler . And they were able to use up any remaining .45 Schofield ammo in the Peacemakers .

Anyway , that is what I have read .

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Re: Rossi RH .45 Colt versus .45 Long Colt

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