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 on: Yesterday at 04:09:05 pm 
Started by Teddydogno1 - Last post by Coal Creek Griff
I had heard that older Lyman dies had issues, but new ones were fixed.  These are new, including the current "free shellholder" package.


Good.  I'm glad that they took care of the issues.

CC Griff

 on: Yesterday at 03:46:57 pm 
Started by Teddydogno1 - Last post by Two Flints

Take some time and check out the SORI Thread and find the posts that deal with Armi Sport Spencer Carbines and Loading.  There are numerous post to read and maybe they will be of help to you.

Two Flints

 on: Yesterday at 03:24:03 pm 
Started by Teddydogno1 - Last post by Teddydogno1
I had heard that older Lyman dies had issues, but new ones were fixed.  These are new, including the current "free shellholder" package.


 on: Yesterday at 03:15:49 pm 
Started by Teddydogno1 - Last post by Coal Creek Griff
That's a really nice looking carbine.  I know that I really like mine--it is one of the funnest guns that I have.

I will comment that a number of people have had issues with Lyman 56-50 dies.  I could never get mine to fully crimp the bullets and I ended up buying some RCBS dies.  I've heard that the Lyman dies are pretty much 50-70 dies with a new label.  I still have mine, being unwilling to sell then as 56-50 dies knowing that they didn't work for me.  Possibly they would work better with ammo made for an original rifle.  Anyway, that's just something to be cautious about if yours is a 56-50.

Again, I think you'll have a great time with your "new" gun!

CC Griff

 on: Yesterday at 02:51:57 pm 
Started by Teddydogno1 - Last post by Teddydogno1
I asked a question about "single shot" modern Spencers a few days ago and it turned out the seller just didn't know how the magazine worked.

I bought the gun and received it on Saturday.  It is a Taylor's Chiappa/Armi Sport carbine.  Was sold as "unfired" complete with original box and papers.  It sure looks it.  I WAS surprised, though, that the Taylor's brochure that came with it is dated 2004.  I called Taylor's today and they confirmed that it was imported in May 2004 and sold to a distributor in August 2005!

With a gun imported nearly 15 years ago, are they any old issues that I need to be on the lookout for?  Things that maybe have been fixed since then?  I've read a bunch about these guns so I know they can be picky about ammo length, bullet shape, cycling speed, etc.

Here it is:

It also came with 3 20-round boxes of Buffalo Arms ammo and what I believe are two "blow tubes".  I have not read that these guns came with blow tubes, so I guess they were purchased by the previous owner and included with the sale.  Or were they actually included with the rifle?

Anyway, I plan to take it out and shoot some of the BA ammo this week.  I have Lyman dies, Starline brass and some SPG-lubed bullets, so after this ammo is gone it will be all BP handloads from then on.

Any and all comments are welcome!


 on: Yesterday at 02:11:15 pm 
Started by Wingate - Last post by Two Flints
Rim Fire,

The Spencers issued to the 8th Indiana Cav are TOO scattered over TOO many serial #s to list accurately.  Interestingly, I do find a Spencer serial #7728, BUT this is a Spencer Carbine issued to Company E, 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on 08/21/1863.

Not sure what else to tell you . . . ask me more questions. Or send me a PM, or Email.

Two Flints

 on: Yesterday at 01:49:41 pm 
Started by Major 2 - Last post by Delmonico
Thanks for the Coffee


Have seen it done.

 on: Yesterday at 01:38:21 pm 
Started by willy - Last post by Drydock
Carbona blue was an early 20th century blueing, quite lusterous and deep.  But Single Action Armys were always blued to Milspec, which called for Rust Blueing.  The current "Charcoal Blue" is pretty, but not in any way historical, as well as very delicate.

 on: Yesterday at 11:46:40 am 
Started by Darto - Last post by Good Troy
Using a bullet designed to carry sufficient BP Lube keeps the fouling soft and allows each successive shot to remove an amount of the fouling.

Is this a PSA or a paid advertisement from a CASCity member?


 on: Yesterday at 11:09:26 am 
Started by PJ Hardtack - Last post by PJ Hardtack
I alternate between revolvers and my 1911 Commanders in IDPA simply because I have several good revolvers and enjoy shooting them. Keeps my hand in with both.
In the few short years I've shot IDPA I've watched several rule changes come into effect, usually because the original rule wasn't logical or reasonable.
Since the rules allow you to use one hand if you deem it necessary, it makes no sense to disallow putting your hand on a mag before you need it.
One that bugged me was having to retain a mag unless you shot it dry to lock back. I think that might have changed now, allowing one up the spout before a mag change. Correct me if I'm wrong.

I used to quarrel with rules, but now I shrug and carry on as if things were normal and made sense. It's just a game, after all. On the street, I would do what comes naturally under the circumstances - if I could carry, that is.

Until that time, I'm just another unarmed victim waiting for the police to defend me.

PJ, what few idpa matches that I've been to I used a revolver so never ran up against that rule. But it seems like a dumb rule to me. If you're willing to use only your strong hand to operate your pistol and take the potential lower scores that are certainly possible with less control of the gun why not allow your weak hand to grab your next mag and save a few seconds on the reload? Seems like good defensive tactics to me. But as you say overlapping disciplines and techniques can get you into trouble. While I haven't done it yet in a sass event, WASA rules allow you to load as many sg rounds as needed for the stage in your pump gun ON the clock. You don't gain any time but it's alot more fun to crank out 5- 6 or 7 rds in one continuous string than loading one or two at a time.

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