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.45 Long Colt Pistol Brass - Nickel Finish

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.45 Long Colt Pistol Brass - Nickel Finish

  • Headstamps Are Mixed
  • Unprocessed
  • Washed and Polished
  • 100% Nickel Casings
  • 100 Casings
Our Price: $60.00

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Availability:: Usually Ships in 5 to 7 Business Days
Product Code: SP45LCN-Q0100

The .45 Long Colt, or just .45 Colt as it is registered, can date its origin back to 1872. (The addition of “long” to its name is used primarily to differentiate between it and the .45 S&W Schofield, seeing as though both were used by the military at the same time.) It’s developer, Colt, created the .45 Colt for the Colt Single Action Army Revolver, originally named the “New Strap Pistol”. The round was quickly implemented by the US Army in 1873 and stayed as an official caliber for the Military for 14 years.

The development of the round, and the revolver, was a joint effort between Colt and the Union Metallic Cartridge Company and was intended to be used by horse-mounted soldiers. Keep in mind, it was created before the invention of smokeless powder; but it functioned well. It’s intended purpose? To have the power to bring down any human criminal, as well as to put their horses out of commission. As was often the case, horses would be injured during a battle and the humane thing was to quickly end the horse’s life; the .45 Colt made this possible. It’s 1.29” length made it the longest pistol caliber of its time, especially with its predecessor, the .44 colt, being only 1.10”. It was filled with 30-gr of black powder behind a 250-gr bullet. Today, it is still an iconic round used mainly by those looking to replay scenes and prompts from the days of the wild-west.

Each box contains 100 once fired brass shell casings with an nickel finish. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed nickel casings sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer. It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.

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