.41 Long Colt, Western Cart. Co. Lubaloy coated bullet, Oval Primer, One Cartridge not a Box.
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One Cartridge, not a Box: .41 Long Colt, by Western Cartridge Company loaded with older 1.123″ long brass “WESTERN 41 LONG COLT” Head- Stamp, Oval Primer and “Lubaloy” projectile. *Sold as a collectible, due to age may not fire, no returns.
History of the 41 Long Colt cartridge:
“Billy the kid” used this caliber along with Teddy Roosevelt, who carried one of these in .38 caliber during his famous charge up Kettle Hill in the Spanish American War.
Please note that there 3 different case lengths in the history of the 41 Colt S.A., 41 Long Colt D.A.
The original 41 Long Colt, or 41 Long Colt S.A. (Single Action Revolver ) was introduced in 1875 and was only made by Winchester.
It had a case length of .767″ – .768″and a case rim diameter of .467″ – .471″ which made it easily confused with the later 41 Short Colt D.A. (Long Case).
The 41 Colt D.A. ( Double-Action Revolver ) was introduced sometime between 1877 and 1880. After the introduction of the 41 Short Colt in 1884 the 41 Colt D.A. was renamed the 41 Long Colt D.A..
The very early outside lubricated cartridge had a case length of .926″-.955″ until the introduction of the inside lubricated cartridge in 1896 when the case length was increased to 1.112-1.131″
Both the outside lube and inside lube 41 long Colt D.A. have a case rim diameter on .427″=.436″.