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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 Today at 02:37:54 PM »
Cool Luger,,, I have an 1917 Erfurt
Zoot Shooters / Re: Lucky find today!
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today 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 Today 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:

It would probably fit, but I don't like that Dimmick style trigger guard.  I really prefer the type that's on the Seneca.  None of the parts places have them.
Zoot Shooters / Re: Lucky find today!
« Last post by Ol Gabe on Today at 09:50:11 AM »
"What's the name of the Farmers Daughter..."?
Well, that is easy, her name is/was Irene Goodnight. She was the daughter of that larger-than-life-big-hat dude that brought Longhorns up North from Texas.
She rode the camp mule around the herd at night humming and cooing to help keep them quiet and restive. The Waddies huddled around the campfire cookpot would yodel and sing to keep themselves calm, something that didn't always work, depending on how many plates of beans they ate.
As the night wore on towards bedtime, one of them would no doubt start his own rendition of her plaintive call, "Irene goodnight,
 Irene goodnight.
 Goodnight Irene,
 goodnight Irene,
 I'll see you in my dreams..."
Slowly they would all drift off with fanciful dreams of her cooing and caressing her vowels in their ear.
Ah, yes, those were the days, my friends, enjoy the memories as best you can.
Best regards and good humming!
'Ol Gabe
Tall Tales / Re: September Morn, Best time for Cawfee and Tea.
« Last post by The Trinity Kid on Today at 09:15:56 AM »
Morning all.

36 as of 8am, heading for 62.

Finally tracked down some tires for the Jeep, getting them put on the Jeep today.

Zoot Shooters / Re: Lucky find today!
« Last post by Coffinmaker on Today at 08:43:20 AM »

Luger Schmooger.  What's the name of the Farmers Daughter  ::)

Stay Safe out There
The Leather Shop / Re: Bunkhouse special
« Last post by Rube Burrows on Today at 08:27:36 AM »
Interesting. Would love to see any photos of it.
The Leather Shop / Re: Bunkhouse special
« Last post by Cliff Fendley on Today at 08:02:50 AM »
It depends on how generous the loop area is cut but many mexican loop style holsters have plenty of room to slide over cartridges. That said, the woven style loops stick out a good bit from the belt whereas sewn belt loops hug the belt and make it easier for the holster to slide over.
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