This week my 'Free' time was spent reforming R-P .32 S&W Long cases to .32 Long colt diameters. I now have 35 more to add to 55, already at this point, for turning off the 'roll' of displaced Brass just forward of the Rim. Once I get them turned, they will be trimmed to length for various load testing. Some will be trimmed to .32 Short, some to .32 Extra short, and the majority to the .912"-.914" length preferred by my Barrels for use with 31-090A Heeled Bullets.
This is the last remaining of a lot of 100 R-P cases I bought on Auction last year.
Now I need to wait for access to my Friends lathe to turn the 'roll' of displaced Brass just frowared of the Rim off the cases so they will be ready for trimming.
Perhaps over the next few days I can get some .22 Hornet cases reformed to .25 Stevens/.250ALRx diameters. I am short some for Testing.
This reforming is 'bruising' my palm from the repeated force needed to 'swage' the Case bases to the correct diameter. And the force is about the same for either caliber.
According to Roy Marcot. 45,733 Model 1860 Spencer carbines were produced. Serial number range 11,000 to 62,000. Produced 1863-65.
So I assume that my Model 1860 Spencer carbine serial number 53,299 was manufactured sometime before 1865. Your carbine would have been made in late 1864 orJnuary 1865 (most likley)acording to aceptance sates
Spent This week's 'Free' time reforming .32 R-P S&W Long cases to .32 Long Colt Diameters, and got all 35 remaining done and ready for turning the 'roll' off the top of the rim. Now I need to have access to my friend's lathe for a full day to change the Chuck off for another holding method, then turn the 'roll' off. Later I will trim to lengths, some to Short and some to Extra Short For load testing and the rest to my Barrel's preferred .912"-.914" case length for use with 31-090A Bullets. Best Regards, Chev. William
I was going through my book and dvd collection this weekend when I found a few items I am not in need of any more.
So, I want to give them to a good home.
DVD: Outlaw Josey Wales DVD: John Wayne (young Duke Series) "Rodeo Racketeers" "Claim Jumpers" "The Shadow Gang" DVD: The Shadow Riders
Book: Children of the West, Family Life on the Frontier: By. cathy Luchetti
Now, here would be the deal ... post a reply with why you should be the one to get any of these items. Any supporting material like a picture of you in costume or doing something "old westy" is a plus.
I will be happy to cover shipping and lets see what happens.
All kinds of things can be MADE to work. If I started cutting plastic wads it would take more time than its worth to load a box of shells. Like I said, Winchester orange wad, 777 and an ounce of shot. No chopping, hacking or fitting. Just fill up the shot and powder hopper on my progressive press and start pumping out hundreds of rounds. The OP sounds like a beginner. My advice was a way to do the job simply, not how to do it the hard way.