When Sam Colt wouldn't let the .45 LC be chambered for a Lever gun he did a big disservice to the shooting community of the day. The .45 LC would have out shined most if not all calibers of the day by far!! I've always been partial to the 45, but in a Lever gun there is know comparing the capabilties of this round- It flat out, out shine's the 44 Mag , 44-40 in the ballist department. If it would have been given a chance early on most of the other chamberings of the day would have faded under it's superior balistics. Hades even the 30-30 would of had a run for it's money.