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Conversion of Original Spencer with Stabler Cut-Off Device

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Two Flints:
Hi,

Maybe someone out there has an answer to my (hypothetical) question.

;D  Suppose I find an original rimfire Spencer in pristine condition, and which is also equipped with a Stabler Cut-Off Device. 

??? ??? ???  Could I convert this original rim fire Spencer with Stabler Cut-Off Device to shoot centerfire, and still keep the Stabler Cut-Off Device in it's normal working order allowing  me a single shot capability?   Or, by doing the conversion to Centerfire, do I lose the single shot capability that the Stabler Cut-Off provides?   ??? ??? ???

Does anybody know the answer to this question? 

Thanks for any help SSS

Two Flints

major:
Two Flints
Doing a center fire conversion to a Spencer will not effect the functionality of the Stabler cutoff.   But the Stabler cutoff is a pain in the A$$.  It didn’t function well in 1865 and nothing has changed.
Terry

Two Flints:
Terry,

How is it a pain?  Can you be a bit more specific?  It does do what it's supposed to,  right,  it does give you that single shot capability.

Two Flints

major:
Two Flints
I does do what it was designed to do but it doesn’t always stay put.  Sometimes it moves half way and stops the lever from going full travel.  It has to be in the perfect position for it to work right. 
It is difficult to get the correct amount of tension on the screw so that it will move when you want it to and also stay put when it is suppose to. 
If you want to use a Spencer for single shot you are better off just not loading the magazine.     
(start here)  Point the gun down at about a 45 degree angle and  open the breach slowly until  you have just enough room to slide in a cartridge making sure the blade extractor is resting against the breach.  Slide in a cartridge close the breach cock and fire.  Open the breach fully, remove the empty, close the breach completely and repeat the entire process from the “start here” point.   This is the system that I used when I was shooting my 1860 Spencer for competition and it worked fine for me. Your mileage may vary.
Terry

Two Flints:
Major,

So, what your saying is...I could also shoot my Taylor Spencer as a single shot carbine by following your method of loading as described above, right?  Appreciate your comments and help.

Two Flints

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