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« on: August 14, 2017, 08:08:35 pm »


Howdy,

I am looking for a replacement spring for the cartridge guide, I have looked at a few places on the net but no luck...  Unless this is the right part, but I emailed them to confirm and they haven't replied yet: http://www.lodgewood.com/18601865-Spencer-Cartridge-Keeper-Spring_p_878.html

Thanks for your help in advanced!

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 07:23:24 am »

Hello:

Looks correct to me, at least its basic profile.

Be very careful removing the stock.  Some are stuck in place.  Try not to rotate it on the mag tube or the tube can rotate.  Then the shallow cut in the tube to allow the rear lock acrew to fit over it won't realign.  

Many Spencer ctg guide springs have leafs that may be a bit short.  Our guess is that some were out-of-spec, but found their way into surplus bins.  This shortness may interfere with the guide's action during cycling.  Some butt stocks have a small metal wood screw in the bottom of the hole in the top of the stock wrist to create a hard resting surface and minor spring positioning adjustment. This was put there FOR A GOOD REASON.  If your guide's snappyness seems weak, try 1/16" less hole depth, via that screw.  I have found that pesky feeding smoothness issues with correct OAL cartridges were immediately eliminated with a good, correctly positioned guide spring.

Ask Lodgewood to compare your spring to others so at least yours is visually similar.

One BIG safety caution:
NEVER TEST CYCLE LOADED CENTERFIRE SPENCER ROUNDS UNLESS YOUR MUZZLE IS POUNTED SAFELY!  IT IS EASY TO CREATE A LEVER STUTTER IN THE EXTRACTION AND THEN FEEDING MOTION AND JAM THE PRIMER AGAINST THE FRONT FINGERS OF THE GUIDE!

Please let us know how you do and if your Spencer has the small screw in the hole.  Thanks.

El Supremo/Kevin Tinny

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 10:25:20 pm »

I could not get the stock off it was extremely snug and didn't budge any suggestions on how to get it off with out damaging anything?  Also mine does not have the wood screw in the neck.

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 05:23:12 am »

Hello:
The wood screw is in the hole that is only visible when the stock is removed.
Try searching here for stock removal information. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 08:01:37 am »

Ahh I see! OK I will look around for that info,  thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 11:02:16 pm »

Ok, got the stock off tonight, neat way of keeping it on, and I noticed two things, firstly there is no screw by the spring in either the steel body or the wood stock AND the spring is missing... I had assumed it was just broken so I dont really have anything to compare it too.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 10:05:28 pm »

Got the spring from S&S they shipped it up to me here in Canada.  Popped it in and works like new, this Carbine is smooth!

Thanks for all the help
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 06:39:16 am »

Thanks so much for your follow-up:

Great to hear that you have saved one of Christian's wonders for another appreciative person, years down the road. We are caretakers.

Wow, NO spring!  
Perhaps it broke and someone pulled the two pieces out via the block cavity.

As someone posted, but cannot recall specifics:
"You can find almost anything on a Spencer".

Very helpful info regarding no screw in the stock.  

What metal is the outer magazine tube?  Steel or brass?
Was there any coating on it? Some had a tar like coating.
It would also be useful to know the approximate serial number if you don't mind, please.  Thanks.

All the best,
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny



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