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As a Model 1865 Spencer located in Canada, there is a more than passing chance this carbine might be one of the Spencers acquired for militia service by the United Province of Upper & Lower Canada (i.e. pre-Confederation Canada), along with other metallic-cartridge breechloaders, in response to the Fenian Raids of 1866-70.

In 1866, the Province of Canada bought 1,300 M'1865 Spencer carbines, while the British War Department bought 1,000 M'1865 Spencer carbines and 2,000 M'1865 Spencer rifles, which were loaned (and eventually transferred outright) to Canada.(Other breechloading acquisitions were 3,000 Peabody rifles and 1,000 Starr carbines, both of which were single-shot.

A Company of the Queen's Own Rifles of Toronto, armed with Spencer rifles and carbines -


In October of 1870, 100 Spencer carbines (along with 250 Peabody rifles) were shipped by the Dominion Militia Department to the Fort Garry Stores for service in "the North West Territories" (i.e what became Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.) Apparently, it was from these Stores that Spencer carbines were issued to the thirty Métis men hired as armed escort and scouts for the British contingent of the Boundary Commission surveying and marking the 49th Parallel west to the Continental Divide in 1872 and 1873.  These men were permitted to retain their carbines following their service.
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 11:54:47 PM »
Anchovies may be traditional Sicilian,  but to me its just Salt with bones  ::)  no like...
Tried a pizza with clams once.... was like eating erasers ...pit tooie ... no bait !
 I don't care deep dish either .





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STORM / Re: New Acquisitions - The Open Top Sickness continues....
« Last post by Marshal Will Wingam on Yesterday at 11:38:37 PM »
That makes a nice matched pair. It's good that you have them to your liking, now. You should be able to sell that navy grip assy. Is that a Uberti or Pietta?
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Delmonico on Yesterday at 11:36:39 PM »
My personal opinion on pizza topping is No fruit,no fish/seafood. Sausage, Bacon, ham, chicken and beef is good, the only fruit that is acceptable would be sun dried tomatoes.


Anchovies are as traditional Sicilian as breaking your knee caps if you don't have the money.   

One just as bad, was about 15 or 16, got this burger place everyone was raving about, got there, the told me to try the Whopper,  :-X  some SOB put mayo, raw tomato and lettuce on my burger, had never seen that before.  Tried it with out that crap and went back to Bronco's.  Cheaper and better.   

The problem with me going out to eat is I expect it to be as good as I make. ;D   The cheese burger the other day in Omaha was the first one I bought anywhere in at least 3 years and nostalgia made me do it.
   

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The Barracks / Re: My Schofield is here! Gearing up...
« Last post by 1961MJS on Yesterday at 11:21:21 PM »
Hi
I'm on the notify me list on Midway for the open top with the 1860 grips.  I shot one at Muster and could actually hole on to it.  Hopefully they'll get more in at some point.  I'd rather have the long barrelled one, but the 5.5 would be fine also.  I'm getting a .38 Special so I can shoot cheaper bullets....
I already have the Schofield in .45.
Later
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by River City John on Yesterday at 10:43:41 PM »
What it boils down to is anything you can put between two slices of bread, anything you can roll up in a burrito wrap, or anything you can drop onto a spread out pizza dough is fair game.
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by pony express on Yesterday at 10:03:02 PM »
OK I'll admit, never heard of Swedish pizza ...so I looked it up...

Tomato sauce!
Cheese!
Chicken!
Bacon
Wild Mushrooms!

OK so far... and sounded MMMMMMMMMMM !

THEN I saw

Raisins!
Peanuts!
Banana!
Fruit Cocktail
Curry!

BARF   :o   I think I threw up a little in my mind  !





Curry??? Wouldn't that make it Indian pizza? (As in India the country, of course)
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1860 Henry / Re: A new line up.....
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 09:37:00 PM »
I am really thinking about doing the exact same thing as my 7" Schofield is a pain to holster and draw. The 5" Schofield and the 5 1/2" Open Top are much easier handling. I think they will pair up with my 73 Uberti Winchester nicely. Next match I'm gonna try it.
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Major E A Sterner on Yesterday at 09:01:03 PM »
My personal opinion on pizza topping is No fruit,no fish/seafood. Sausage, Bacon, ham, chicken and beef is good, the only fruit that is acceptable would be sun dried tomatoes.
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Tall Tales / Re: New month, no lie, it's July
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 08:28:52 PM »
OK I'll admit, never heard of Swedish pizza ...so I looked it up...

Tomato sauce!
Cheese!
Chicken!
Bacon
Wild Mushrooms!

OK so far... and sounded MMMMMMMMMMM !

THEN I saw

Raisins!
Peanuts!
Banana!
Fruit Cocktail
Curry!

BARF   :o   I think I threw up a little in my mind  !



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