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« on: November 26, 2014, 11:54:23 pm »


New Member and learning about these Spencer firearms.
Purchased a M1865 at a local collectors estate auction and it seems quite nice, all
intact except for a missing rear sling swivel but does have the base and screw.
My question is about the hammer which is pretty still to cock but functions correctly.
The level action is fine and easy to operate.
I was wondering if the screw in the hammer could be causing the stiffness and whether
I can loosen it a bit without causing a problem?
Would be great to have the cocking of the hammer as fluid and easy as the level action!
Appreciate any help.
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2014, 02:05:30 am »

You should re-post this over on the 'Spencer' forum for more information.

You've just purchased an original Spencer - not a replica - all of the associated springs are going to be stiff - the piece was never designed to be fast, it was designed to be deliberate and to insure that the breechblock stayed locked tight in battery.

Before you do anything at all - better make absolutely certain that you'll be able to find original parts to repair what might break.

Scouts Out!
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