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« on: September 02, 2017, 02:36:44 pm »


Serial number #39259. The bore has 6 land and grooves. I am unsure on the condition, since I have never seen a mint spencer bore Smiley. I use a buffalo arms 56-56 spencer mould, the .539-375 grain heeled. For brass I cut down starline 50-70, and around 35 grain of Swizz no 4 1 1/2 FG with a granulation of 0.850-1.200 mm.

I live in Norway, and english is not my native language, so please pardon any spelling mistakes  Grin


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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 02:45:29 pm »

Here is a picture of my spencer. The brass gizmo on the front sight is my attempt on finding out, how tall I need to make my front sight, so I dont have to aim under my target Smiley. I will try and get a better picture in daylight tomorrow Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 02:54:13 pm »

And here is a cartridge, with the cut down 50-70 brass and the buffalo bullet. I have no idea if this spencer was used in the civil war, but I know that it was bought somewhere in the US, so it is has not been exported to France or any other European country after the civil war.


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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 06:32:34 pm »

FinnO,

Please a better, CLOSE UP photo of your brass gizmo on the front sight and explain how it is supposed to work for you . . .

Your Spencer Carbine, serial #39259 - same # should appear under the forearm on the underside of the barrel - serial #s should be the same as on top of the receiver . . .

Your Spencer may have been issued to Company L, 2nd New York Volunteer Cavalry in March, 1865.

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 10:35:27 am »

Two Flints, the brass gizmo is just a piece of thin brass sheet rolled around the barrel and held in place by a hose clamp. Since I have to aim real low to hit a target I can use the brass front sight to adjust, and then just cut it down bit by bit with a brass cutting scissor. I find this much easier than just soldering a front sight on and then adjusting it. Now I can get it accurate and then use soldering when I know what height the front sight should be.

At the moment it is too high, since I need to use the 300 yard flip up sight to hit the x at 50 meters (54.6 yards).


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