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#194273 - 09/07/18 09:26 PM Re: .400 Colt Mag [Re: bluecow]
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Wasn't there also a .401 Herters PowerMag? Chambered in a single action revolver back in the60s??

http://www.gunblast.com/Fryxell_Herters401.htm



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#194274 - 09/08/18 12:59 PM Re: .400 Colt Mag [Re: sw282]
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sw...yes that was another early .40 caliber....
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#194282 - 09/09/18 09:36 AM Re: .400 Colt Mag [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I found a Rem -Umc 41 Long cartridge in a shop the other day. Added that and a 455 Webley to the collection.
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#194284 - 09/09/18 03:34 PM Re: .400 Colt Mag [Re: junebug]
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#194287 - 09/09/18 04:23 PM Re: .400 Colt Mag [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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sw282 thank you for the .401 PowerMag article. I have been fascinated with the cartridge since seeing an advertisement in a catalog long ago. It led me to becoming a .41 Magnum owner.
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#194629 - 09/29/18 08:55 PM Re: .400 Colt Mag [Re: wheeler45]
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I'm coming into this kind of late but it's a shame Colt didn't carry forward with the 400 Colt. It may not have been a big seller but then again, who knows? The 401 and 41 mags weren't big sellers but are both solid performers.

I have a 401 Powermag and love it. The guns are well made, strong and mine is accurate. I have an LBT mold for a 240 grain WLN, an Arsenal mold for a 200 grain SWC and a Mountain Mold 160 grain SWC. I just got the 160 grain mold and haven't had a chance to work with any bullets in that weight yet. I've also tried several 41 mag cast bullets resized to .403 from 220 to 280 grains. Mine has shot them all well. I've yet to find a bullet it doesn't like.

wheeler45, if you get a chance to pick up a 401, they're a lot of fun. Brass can be made from 41 mag without to much difficulty and brass can be found on GB fairly often.

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#194638 - 09/30/18 02:14 PM Re: .400 Colt Mag [Re: mart]
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 Originally Posted By: mart
I'm coming into this kind of late but it's a shame Colt didn't carry forward with the 400 Colt. It may not have been a big seller but then again, who knows? The 401 and 41 mags weren't big sellers but are both solid performers.




Mart, We can only imagine what it would have been like if Colt introduced their .400 before S&W brought out their .41..... A Colt Python or Single Action in .400 Colt?????
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#194654 - 09/30/18 06:03 PM Re: .400 Colt Mag [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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James,

You are right. At this point it could only be speculation as to how things would have turned for the 40/41 group had Colt carried forward. I imagine it would have been met with a reaction similar to that of the 41 Magnum. Recognized by a few for its performance and value but largely ignored by the mainstream. By now it would be left to us who carry the underdog torch to keep it alive and in play. A Colt Python or SAA in 400 Colt, 401 Powermag or 41 Magnum. Be still my heart. I would swoon.

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