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  My pleasure Sir. For more than 10 years I've been in my own fight with my Armi Sport .44 Russian Spencer carbine imported by Taylor's. Polishing all mating surfaces only lead to a very nice action cycling. Until the magazine was loaded; fully or even partially. At that point I was so disappointed that a trot line weight was not out of the question. This last year I started working with bullet ogive, meplat and overall length from crimp groove to nose. Looking through period ammunition catalogs with line drawings of Spencer small frame carbine .44 centerfire ammunition (essentially .44 Henry Flat),  I started looking for available cast bullets. The first was from an old style Lyman .44-40 mould with a .427 diameter. Accuracy was excellent but, feeding was 'jiggy' at best. That company is gone now, so with the help of my good friend and gunsmith Bryan Buck we went searching the Accurate Moulds site and selected a possible replacement. By gawd Woodrow the choice is a Dasiy! The double cavity mould throws beautiful castings. Lubed and sized for my .427 bore accuracy is outstanding. But even more importantly the Spencer action works perfectly with a full magazine from start to finish. Cat fishing is now out of the question.  ;D
   
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Reproduction Spencers in .45
« Last post by Macon Due on Today at 12:58:51 PM »
two Flints
Yes Sir, His footsteps were to decide what was the major problem with feeding. His conclusion was that the current bullet shape was the culprit. The original bullet shape was much more tapered than our blunt, giant meplat .45 cast bullets. Of course the original bullets were a pointed design as the cartridge was a rimfire. He needed a bullet that mimicked the taper of the original design but with a flat meplat. He had found a commercial bullet that worked pretty well but then they were no longer available. This caused him to search for a bullet mold maker that made a mold for a bullet more like the original shape. He discovered that Tom at 'Accurate Molds' cataloged just such a bullet design in a .44 cal. for his .44 Russian, Spencer. After speaking with him I made contact with Tom at Accurate Molds and asked for a mold that would approximate the .44 bullet except in a .45 cal. for my Spencer .45 Colt. Tom came through and in due time I received the new mold. My Spencer now feeds perfectly and it seem lever speed is not important to proper function either. My bullet is the # 45-240E. I am as pleased with my Spencer as 'Johnson' is with his. I hope this will be of help to someone else.
Macon Due SSS #850
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: Reproduction Spencers in .45
« Last post by Two Flints on Today at 12:19:32 PM »
Macon,

When you write .  .  .  "I followed his footsteps"  .  .  .  would you go into more detail as to what you meant by "his footsteps"?

Might be helpful to others with a .45 Schofield Spencer.

Two Flints
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CAS City Classifieds / short length of 357/ 38 barrel liner
« Last post by Tornado on Today at 11:04:56 AM »
Here is a 6.5" length of barrel liner, .357 bore, 1/16 twist, the O.D. is 0.5".  $25 shipped to the lower 48.



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The Longbranch / Sharps pistol
« Last post by Kent Shootwell on Today at 11:01:54 AM »
I’ve looked for a VERY long time for a replica Sharps four barrel that was in good shape and a reasonable price. Got one finally and it works perfectly after a bit of cleaning and some oiling. Prefect for thouse across the table disputes that you don’t want to pull your six gun! Now where’s my deck of cards?
IMG_0594 by Oliver Sudden, on Flickr
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:) Hey Rube  ;)

Listen Rube.  Ya gotta be some more careful about spreading them Accolade's on Mike Bracket at Goonsgunworks.  Swell his head much more an he won't be able to get thru his shop door  ;D  Whilst a tad unconventional, Mike's work is absolutely top drawer.

A point worth mentioning about the 1871/72 Open Top as manufactured by Uberti.  Unless Uberti had done something absolutely stupid, the Open Top is a Chameleon.  The Open Top is available in Three different cartridges.  .38Spl, 44 Spl, and 45 Colt.  Once the Arbor Fit has been corrected, and a nice Action Job completed, with just minor fitting, ALL THREE cartridges can be shot on a singe frame just by changing out the Cylinders and Barrels.  In the past, also available in ALL the popular barrel lengths and Taylor's also include a really neat SNUBBIE.

The Other Mike

That has already crossed my mind. I thought about doing a set of opentops as a set with swapable 44/45 cylinders.
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   Why thank you esteemed "Builder of Burial Boxes" for the compliments  AND the new rattle in my head !!!
  A "multi caliber" setup on a "mono-frame is genius and gives me ideas that I figured were pretty well easily kept at bay, but thanks to you sir,  that thought is gaining space in my  "bwain"!!!!!
 
  Rube !  See what stuff like this starts  ?!!!!

Thanks Rube!!!!   I 'preciates  ya both !!!!!  Now, if I can just get my cute little "pug" nose past the door frame I think I can get in and get to work !!!! 

The "other" other Mike

You might just need to get one of them fancy large roll up doors to be able to walk in easily.  ;D
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:) Hey Rube  ;)

Listen Rube.  Ya gotta be some more careful about spreading them Accolade's on Mike Bracket at Goonsgunworks.  Swell his head much more an he won't be able to get thru his shop door  ;D  Whilst a tad unconventional, Mike's work is absolutely top drawer.

A point worth mentioning about the 1871/72 Open Top as manufactured by Uberti.  Unless Uberti had done something absolutely stupid, the Open Top is a Chameleon.  The Open Top is available in Three different cartridges.  .38Spl, 44 Spl, and 45 Colt.  Once the Arbor Fit has been corrected, and a nice Action Job completed, with just minor fitting, ALL THREE cartridges can be shot on a singe frame just by changing out the Cylinders and Barrels.  In the past, also available in ALL the popular barrel lengths and Taylor's also include a really neat SNUBBIE.

The Other Mike

   Why thank you esteemed "Builder of Burial Boxes" for the compliments  AND the new rattle in my head !!!
  A "multi caliber" setup on a "mono-frame is genius and gives me ideas that I figured were pretty well easily kept at bay, but thanks to you sir,  that thought is gaining space in my  "bwain"!!!!!
 
  Rube !  See what stuff like this starts  ?!!!!

Thanks Rube!!!!   I 'preciates  ya both !!!!!  Now, if I can just get my cute little "pug" nose past the door frame I think I can get in and get to work !!!! 

The "other" other Mike
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Tall Tales / Re: May we move on, for coffee and chat ?
« Last post by Silver Creek Slim on Today at 07:23:56 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are ready.

'Tis 52 and t'storms. "Showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent."

Slim
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 :) Hey Rube  ;)

Listen Rube.  Ya gotta be some more careful about spreading them Accolade's on Mike Bracket at Goonsgunworks.  Swell his head much more an he won't be able to get thru his shop door  ;D  Whilst a tad unconventional, Mike's work is absolutely top drawer.

A point worth mentioning about the 1871/72 Open Top as manufactured by Uberti.  Unless Uberti had done something absolutely stupid, the Open Top is a Chameleon.  The Open Top is available in Three different cartridges.  .38Spl, 44 Spl, and 45 Colt.  Once the Arbor Fit has been corrected, and a nice Action Job completed, with just minor fitting, ALL THREE cartridges can be shot on a singe frame just by changing out the Cylinders and Barrels.  In the past, also available in ALL the popular barrel lengths and Taylor's also include a really neat SNUBBIE.

The Other Mike
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