.44 special------.44-40

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what is the difference?
 

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.44/40 is a bottleneck case, bullet diameter is a nominal .427. .44 Special is a straight case, bullet is a nominal .429.
 

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.44-40 also refered to as .44 WCF (Winchester Center Fire).
.44 Special is "officially" called the .44 Smith and Wesson Special.
 
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