Well I guess they can claim one in Omaha, could have put a chain on it and kept it in the yard and feed it crackers. LOL Good thing it was small it was around 3:30 when people were starting to go home.
Barley made EF-1 at 87 mph, was on the ground a little over 6 miles and 50 yards wide, knocked down some tree branches, caused 5 people from out of state to pee themselves, locals were out with the cameras.
Remember in the movie Twister the guy talking about tossing a beer bottle in a small one, yeah, given the chance, I might have tried. LOL
Recently I decided to add a Spencer or two to my mini collection of early cartridge rifles. (I also have a Rolling Block and an old Trapdoor 45-70) Since I like old guns with character, this one fit the bill. I certainly can't be sure who carved the initials or when but I think these marks make the piece more interesting.
New to Spencers and this site, I have a lot to learn. I know the basics and was surprised to learn that Spencers were only in use after 1863 and that many did not see CW service. Many other model guns have evolved with lots of variations but it seems Spencers aren't that complicated.
As you will see when Two Flints posts my photos, this carbine is not pristine but, we don't know what its been through. I doubt I will shoot this 56-56 as I plan to display it in the office. At some point I'd like to have a reproduction and I will shoot it.
Just finished this one, bobbed barrel to 5", defarbed and re-blued it and the ejector. Kirst Konverter and ejector, fires heel base ammo with 18 grains 3F Olde Ensford black powder. I haven't lubed the bullets in the pics yet, normally I won't lube them until the day I shoot. I just melt some lube in the microwave and dip the bullets nose first, or else just dip in crisco at the range.