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Spencer Shooting Society / Need centerfire breechblocks
« Last post by clyde on Today at 04:51:06 AM »
Hello members of the SSS

I am in desperate need of 1 or 2 centerfire breechblocks for original Spencers... All usual sources of supply haven't offered them for quite a while. Do you know where I could buy some ? (the seller would have to accept to ship to France, and he would really save my life :)


Upcoming Musters / Re: Update to the Ia. Muster
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Yesterday at 08:04:23 PM »
Micah, Sackett and I will be there in the new-to-us wagon.

Upcoming Musters / Update to the Ia. Muster
« Last post by Sam Perfye on Yesterday at 07:48:01 PM »
As previously posted the Div. of Ia. muster will be held Oct. 2-3. Stages are set and the round count is factored (pending misses) 100 rounds rifle and 50 rounds pistol should get you thru the weekend. We will do an expansion era match Sat. the 2nd. range going hot at 1200( noon for you civilians). Sun. we will start at 0900. Sat. is one stage, precision rifle and precision pistol. Sun. will be two stages, precision rifle and precision pistol. Dry camping is available at the range, along with several decent motels a short drive away. Directions to the range can be found at Looking forward to seeing everyone then.
Uberti, Pietta and other SAA Clones / Re: WTB A Griswold
« Last post by Wolfman0125 on Yesterday at 06:09:38 PM » can order you one. He offers a Defarb service and refinishing as well.  I got mine from him for 260.00

I tried to shoot it in the M1871 rifle. But like the original reloaded .56-52, it would not go off  >:(  I'm really not sure why. The firing pin puts a big dent in the rim, but only at the very out edge. I tried it twice. The dents are so prounounced that I needed to straighten the rim before the Remington's block would completely close on it. I just dry fired the case to get a photo of the dent it makes. Also a photo of the Remington's firing pin hit. It is much deeper and a little more inward, but less wide as the Spencer hit. When I put the priming compound in, I spun it fast for 20 seconds to make sure it got out into the rim. It may be this priming compound is less sensitive.
Thanks, Steve:
A big treat, as always. 
Interesting 990 velocity from your carbine. 
Any chance you could shoot that round in your M1974 to learn rifle barrel velocity, please?
Above all, you are a good shipmate.
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny
I got to the range today to test the reloaded 1864-1865 vintage  C.D. Leet .56-50 cartridge. Here is a short video of the fun:

Zoot Shooters / Re: Lucky find today!
« Last post by Major 2 on Yesterday at 02:37:54 PM »
Cool Luger,,, I have an 1917 Erfurt
Zoot Shooters / Re: Lucky find today!
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 02:02:13 PM »
The Luger is a 1915 DWM with WW1 Imperial Army markings. No marks on the holster. And as far as the farmer's daughter...

A gentleman never tells...
Spencer Shooting Society / Armi Sport Magazine Tube issue
« Last post by Injun Ryder on Yesterday at 12:15:57 PM »
I came across a situation that a friend of a fellow shooter is having. He is unable to chamber a cartridge in his Armi Sport 45 Schofield Spencer. After a few hours tinkering with the Spencer, including trying various OAL’s, I think we found the problem. However, a solution still needs to be found.

The problem is the magazine tube. From the parts lists that we have (Armi Sport and Chiappa), it is not the correct one. When I put in the magazine tube from my 44 Russian (which by the way, from the parts list is the same for the 45 Schofield), the 45 Schofield Spencer would lever and feed. Now the solution would be to get the correct magazine tube but, per Taylors, they are not available. We might be able to modify the magazine tube that is in the 45 Schofield Spencer. I will discuss some ideas with a local gunsmith as soon as I can.

 Some details:

The magazine tube in the 45 Schofield Spencer is 14 inches long with an aluminum follower. A round will not feed with this magazine tube fully installed. (This magazine looks like the one in the parts schematic for the 45 Colt / 44-40 Spencer).

It is also sleeved:

The 44 Russian magazine tube is 13 1/4 inches long with a different style follower with a rubber tip. Its overall length is slightly longer than the magazine tube currently in the 45 Schofield.

Th 44 Russian magazine tube is not sleeved and has a taper at the end.

Apparently, the magazine tube in the 45 Schofield Spencer constrains the cartridge too much at the receiver and it cannot align to be placed properly in the lower block to be chambered.

We pulled the 45 Schofield magazine tube out about an inch which would remove the constraint on the cartridge and the Spencer would lever so we feel that this proves that the constraint is the problem.

Anyone have any suggestions? (Or maybe have an extra 44 Russian / 45 Schofield magazine tube laying around?)

There is more information and pictures on the SASS wire:

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