Re: Guess this mystery part
Correction: My 1917 was made by Colt, although I believe many contractors made them over the years. The full moon clip was designed in response to the necesity to chamber a revolver in a cartrage designed for a semi auto pistol, the 1911 Government model in the militarys case. THe newfangled pistol was slow to be produced and they needed to get pistols in soldiers hands. Lots of capable revolver makers around at the time so the 1917 US Army model was born, chambered in .45 ACP. Problem is .45ACP doesnt have a rim like a typical revolver cartrage. So the moonclip was born to hold the rimless .45 rounds.
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