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Bird Cage Theatre ( Videos ) / Re: There Is No Smoke Without Fire
« Last post by Coffinmaker on September 25, 2023, 07:35:24 AM »

 :) Sorry Bill  :'(

I have Bad News and Good News.  First the Bad.  An intervention will have no positive effect on your affliction.  None.  Nada.   :-\  Now, The Good.  A nice pair of well set up Open Tops, with the barrels cut to the Ejector assembly (four & seven sixteenths), Dovetail Brass sights, would probably be just the ticket.  Highly recommended course of treatment.  8)  ::)
Gunsmithing / 11 degree forcing cone reaming kit
« Last post by Yakima Red on September 25, 2023, 12:25:03 AM »
Hello all, Looking to buy a 11 degree forcing cone reaming kit. Brownell's is perpetually out of stock and Manson has quit making them (for now). I seek to buy, not rent as I wish to add this to my bench.
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Looking at an original Spencer Rifle
« Last post by GrantThompsonIII on September 24, 2023, 08:34:31 PM »
Gunsmith took a photo of the rifle. The barrel is stamped M1867, Patent 1860 on the reciever and the serial number is actually 95481.
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Looking at an original Spencer Rifle
« Last post by GrantThompsonIII on September 24, 2023, 08:14:55 PM »
I messed up my info. Just called the shop gunsmith the rifle is an 1867 dated Spencer Infantry Rifle Serial No. "96487". What is the visual difference between these Hook and Lane style extractors ? Can it be seen by opening the action and looking into it ? If so I will look to confirm.
Tall Tales / Re: September Cawfee,Tea and grub
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on September 24, 2023, 07:28:35 PM »
We got home a bit after 1800.
We had a good time.

Gunsmithing / Re: Making stag grips
« Last post by Dark Horse Charlie on September 24, 2023, 07:17:03 PM »
Thanks Marvel. Some really good jnfo.  I read somewhere to use a vacuum container to help with the porous antler. Not sure if it works or not.   
Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Looking at an original Spencer Rifle
« Last post by DJ on September 24, 2023, 07:04:25 PM »
Welcome aboard.

My experience is similar to El Supremo's, except I think I'm well over 50% or more failed extraction with the original long Spencer blade extractor and Starline 56-50.  The failures to extract seem to occur more frequently just when I don't need them to.  The original Lane extractors (usually in M1867 and NM Spencer) work better with Starline brass, but I haven't worked with one extensively enough to say how reliable it is.

I mostly use cutdown .50-70 brass with the rim slightly reduced in diameter and beveled front and rear for both .56-56 and 56-50 in original Spencers.

If you go through with the deal you might consider using the Starline for target shooting or plinking and get some reformed .50-70 for times when you really need a reliable second shot.  It's also possible the Starline brass would work reliably, or, if you're a tinker, it might be possible to bump the Starline rims a little wider, but you'd be fighting the battle of smashing the rim to make it wider while trying not to thin it too much.
Upcoming Musters / Re: Department of the Atlantic Muster
« Last post by Drydock on September 24, 2023, 05:31:00 PM »
Do you have the Date for next year?  I had some folks at the Iowa Muster asking.  ;D
Thanks to all who came and shot with us this weekend!!  It was fun to meet new folks and enjoy a weekend shooting!
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