Posted by Max Schulte from proxy5.cityweb.de on May 10, 1998 at 06:38:21:
In Reply to: Re: A WEBLEY! posted by Greg on May 10, 1998 at 05:35:25:
Ahh, now I understand what you mean.
The .45 Auto Rim, the .45 AR, is just a .45ACP with a slightly bigger
rim (2mm, I think). During WWI, when the .45ACP was used for revolvers
as well, the hlafmoon clips were extremely disliked by the US soldiers.
When the first World War ended a private company (Peter's Co???)
manufactured the .45AR.
The .45 Auto Rim actually stands for .45 'Auto'matic 'Rim'med. So it
has nothing to do with rimfire.
In general one can say that there are no differences between the two
.45 calibres. However, I think there are differences in reloading...
Maybe Michaelson can give you better information or make clarifications
because this calibre is relatively rare where I live and I don't know
much about it. I've never had one in my hands.
Anway, it would be an interesting question if Indy used halfmoon clips
or the .45AR...
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