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December 10, 2022 - 10:30 pm
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I am currently looking for a Winchester 1892 with 24″ octagon barrel in 45 colt. I know one in that caliber has to be made in Japan but that is ok with me as I would want one to shoot..Does anyone have any places in mind to check. I have exhausted a lot of effort so far and have found quite a few scams along with just unreasonable prices. Just trying to find a place that is on the up and up and honest…..

 

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Have you checked sold prices for the same model on GunBroker?  Really no better way to find out what they’re selling for currently, although GB prices are generally higher than what you might find at a gun show.  But pay no attention at all to asking prices–guns can run a year on GB without a single bid.

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I had a post-64 ca 1980’s 1894 Trapper in 45 (NOT Long) Colt for awhile. Contrary to Internet wisdom this one actually shot and functioned in an acceptable manner. I think our Brazilian friends made a decent 1892 in 45 Colt but quite honestly the 38-357 was more interesting to me. Wasn’t aware Miroku made an 1892 replica in 45 Colt. If so, I suspect it’s a pretty one! The 45 Colt is a poor choice for a lever action carbine cartridge, IMHO.

 

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I had a post-64 ca 1980’s 1894 Trapper in 45 (NOT Long) Colt for awhile.

  

What’s the diff?  Surely it wasn’t .45 ACP.

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clarence said

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I had a post-64 ca 1980’s 1894 Trapper in 45 (NOT Long) Colt for awhile.

  

What’s the diff?  Surely it wasn’t .45 ACP.

  

The wasn’t a .45 Short Colt so there’s no need to add any description of the length to “45 Colt”. There WAS a 45 Schofield. But we were talking about Winchesters. Sort of.

 

 

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The wasn’t a .45 Short Colt so there’s no need to add any description of the length to “45 Colt”. There WAS a 45 Schofield. But we were talking about Winchesters. Sort of.

 

Right; “Long” is a total misnomer, because the Schofield cartridge was called .45 S&W.  (And if I’d been a Calvaryman, I’d hope I was issued the Schofield, which can be reloaded 4 or 5 times quicker than a Colt SA.)

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Yes, you can check here: https://www.online-gunstore.com/

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clarence said

TXGunNut said

The wasn’t a .45 Short Colt so there’s no need to add any description of the length to “45 Colt”. There WAS a 45 Schofield. But we were talking about Winchesters. Sort of.

 

Right; “Long” is a total misnomer, because the Schofield cartridge was called .45 S&W.  (And if I’d been a Calvaryman, I’d hope I was issued the Schofield, which can be reloaded 4 or 5 times quicker than a Colt SA.)

  

Here is a picture of a 45 Schofield and a 45 Colt  Both are early Frankford Arsenal benet primed military rounds.  The Colt is clearly longer than the other. 45-Colt-and-Schofield.jpgImage Enlarger

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There is such a thing as a short 45 Colt. Several companies manufactured 45 caliber loads that were Schofield length but headstamped 45 Colt. They are interchangeable with 45 S&W and will also fit 45 Colt chambers, so there was some logic to the 45 Long Colt nomenclature.

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