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The Barracks / Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Last post by Baltimore Ed on Today at 08:33:32 AM »
I’ve only seen one in the wild. Definitely a unique revolver. Too bad they couldn’t have combined it with a Fosbery. Steam punk revolver for sure.
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my 1865 providence spencer, sn 1938, which puts it in the first group, has a stabler cutoff
 This could just be one that had it put on, or one that was refurbished at a later date. 
   this is noted by the back half of the address on top being polished off.  I hear this was common .
   It still has some case, and is in nice shooting condition.  great 95% bore.  Ken
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The Barracks / Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Last post by Niederlander on Today at 06:00:16 AM »
In looks maybe, but actually an amazing design!  Sort of like an SMLE.  Not much to look at, but works really well!
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I am now a member of SSS.

Welcome, from a Canadian Spencer shooter …

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The Barracks / Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Last post by RattlesnakeJack on Yesterday at 09:11:26 PM »
As I recall, the camel has been called "a horse designed by a committee" …  ;D
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looks good man, reminds me of the british officer india hunting knifes
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Loading Data for the 50/95WCF
« Last post by DTS on Yesterday at 06:04:05 PM »
Guys - not a good idea to use a filler with 5744 - as noted by Accurate Arms- "no filler necessary, may cause high pressure" of words to that effect.
If you are going to use a filler, fill the space between the powders surface and the base of the bullet, with dacron, kapok or better yet, as the loaders
of NE (Nitro Express) rounds now do, with backer rod. Backer rod is the foam rod sold for insulation around windows. The 5/8" backer rod should work in .50 cal. cases. 1/2" might also work, I don't know. My bro was using 1/2" backer rod with small charges of smokeless powder in his .45/60 M76, to good effect(accuracy).
In my 1876, (likely back on the 2nd or 3rd page of this thread) I loaded 52gr. of N44 ("marked use 3031 data") with a 368gr. Lyman bullet. I got really good accuracy
& with the Smith Sight, was able to get into the dirt right below the 1,000 meter buffalo at our long range. Yeah - .50/95 M1876 Uberti. Velocity was 1650fps.
N44 is/was an AmmoMart powder from years gone by. I came across a couple pounds of it & it is wonderfully clean burning powder, much better than 4895 and 3031.
I will never use a perchlorate or chlorate powder based powder in any of my guns. The fouling forms an acid when coupled with moisture.(just from the air) T7 does not have
 perchlorate in it even though the MSDS sheet says it does. Pyrodex is some 17% perchlorate.  Corrosive primers of the WW1 were chlorate based. Now you know. It's your rifle.
here's that Smith Sight. 3 detents between 100 yard marks so zero's are easily marked in your "sight/range book" and thus, are repeatable.

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The Barracks / Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Last post by Niederlander on Yesterday at 05:44:07 PM »
Design by committee is almost always a bad idea..........
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Rebel One,

The Burnside Rifle Company of Providence Rhode Island manufactured 30,502 Model 1865 Spencer Carbines, which were delivered between April and October 1865.

The first 16,008 had no magazine cut-off device.  The last 14,492 were equipped with the Stabler Cut-Off device.

Two Flints
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Spencer Shooting Society / what year was my Spencer Carbine Model 1865 Made?
« Last post by Rebel One on Yesterday at 04:15:28 PM »
 I am trying to find out what year or between what years was my Spencer Carbine Model 1865 Manufactured ? it says Burnside on it, Serial # 25624, should be some way to know about what years? (1865-1869) ?  Thank you, Rebel One
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