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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Six Tube Blakeslee Box from Coon Creek Old West 2022
« Last post by El Supremo on December 07, 2022, 08:35:31 AM »
Hello, Ken:

What might be a Bob Stanley Blakeslee of mine has no markings.
It is clearly not an import and has six, seamless and well finished aluminum tubes with the following approx. dim's:

Wooden block is 11" OAL.
The block is three pieces glued end-to-end with no runout of the six holes. 
The block has no base plugs or layer of material at or under its bottom. 
It rests directly on the inside of the leather box bottom.
Tubes are 11 5/8" long.
Block top protrudes 5/8" above top edge of leather box.
Tubes stick out above top edge of block 5/8" with another 1/2" of clearance under the lid, perhaps to allow a cork/wood plug to also fit under the closed lid.
Tubes are tightly plugged at bottoms with 1/8" wood plug, leaving 11 1/2" for the 7 ctg's.
With 7 ctg's having individual OAL's of 1.56", there is 9/16" left at the top of the tube, possibly for a cork/wooden top plug to fit under the closed lid.

An avid skirmisher uses a similar box with the same dim's during timed Spencer team events and has no issues removing tubes, biting and pulling the top plug and carefully sliding rounds directly from the tubes into the magazine.

With SAFETY in mind, when loading, hold the tube and Spencer at a shallow angle so ctg's slide SLOWLY into the Spencer mag tube with little chance of significant center-fire.primer contact.  Smiles.

El Supremo/Kevin Tinny
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The Barracks / Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Last post by Niederlander on December 07, 2022, 07:41:34 AM »
Was it a good idea?  In a word, "NO"!
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Tall Tales / Re: December coffee and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on December 07, 2022, 07:34:40 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 24 and overcast. High of 34.

Slim
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Tall Tales / Re: December coffee and grub
« Last post by Major 2 on December 07, 2022, 07:11:23 AM »
Preparing for our Dec. 7 commemoration tomorrow through Saturday the 10th. 
I'm looking forward to it. We have 3 survivors scheduled to attend.
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Six Tube Blakeslee Box from Coon Creek Old West 2022
« Last post by kendudley on December 07, 2022, 06:56:47 AM »
ok, working on the S and S Box,  I used, like I said, black shoe polish on the white stitching, and it came out great.
  NOW>  the tubes go all the way in the box.  hard to pull out.  So, according to the book, they used felt to cushion the bottom and the pictures clearly show the tubes coming out of the top to make them easy to grab.   I'm going to put a piece of cork, inside to raise the tubes.   
   more to come.  where is the wine bottle?   Ken
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Actual Uberti bore diameters, .45-60?
« Last post by King Medallion on December 07, 2022, 05:34:18 AM »
The mold is what I was asking about.
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The Barracks / Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Last post by RattlesnakeJack on December 07, 2022, 03:42:23 AM »
Apparently they haven't yet done the episode on the Mk II Enfield revolver they kept talking about … at least a search didn't turn it up.   My Enfield is a Mk II, but in my view shares pretty well all of the faults of the Mk I that they talk about in this episode.

And I must say, in answer to the question in your post title:  "No, not really a good idea at all!"    I find the Enfield very awkward to operate … and have long described it as a "Rube Goldberg type contraption". Having to load one round at a time through the side-gate is quite annoying with a top-break revolver, and the extraction system is downright bizarre! It did not last very long as the issue handgun of the British military … although it continued as the primary pistol of the NWMP until 1905!



Although I've brought my Enfield to Musters, I haven't ever  competed with the blasted thing … not even this past summer with my NWMP persona … and my revolver is documented as having been an NWMP-issue handgun!  Rather than use it (… or my rather delicate Mark III Adams …) I went to considerable expense and effort to acquire my Uberti S&W Russian in order to have a more functional handgun which fit the persona.
 

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Mailed today.
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The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee Progressive brass feeder .44-40
« Last post by Dan Topper on December 06, 2022, 08:17:25 PM »
Thanks for replying. That looks like an interesting approach. I might get in touch with him after Christmas (the wife gets upset when I get packages before Christmas). I can't see why it shouldn't work for feeding the cases.
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The Barracks / Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Last post by Drydock on December 06, 2022, 07:58:25 PM »
Or a collection of good ideas fudged together?

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