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Spencer Shooting Society / Spencer Centre-fire conversion
« Last post by Two Flints on Today at 05:22:46 AM »
This topic is in the SORI Thread, but I am repeating it here since we have been adding quite a few new members to SSS, who have questions about Spencer Centre-fire conversion.

Part 1: 

Part 2: 

and another video that shows the Inner Workings of the Spencer (1865 Model)



Two Flints
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Vernier sight screws
« Last post by Sir Charles deMouton-Black on Yesterday at 10:00:25 PM »
I have used pistol cartridge brass as it tapered in thickness, flattened and trimmed, to "tip" the stem of a tang sight if it was significantly out of plumb. If I just needed a bit, I used 38Spl brass, and 9mm if it needed more lean.
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Tall Tales / Re: Remember Remember the 5th of November Coffee,Tea and grub.
« Last post by Delmonico on Yesterday at 09:13:15 PM »
Not quite yet.
 ;D
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: spencer brass and mold for original
« Last post by El Supremo on Yesterday at 08:14:02 PM »
Thanks for two great posts, Sedalia Dave:

I clicked a well-deserved "Like" on both.  Pass Go, and collect $200.

The Lyman case trimmer seems to be THE answer, esp. with shortened 50-70's. Please tell us the maximum diameter of the Lyman cutter.

BTW, "Blair" here had told me about originals with slightly tapered bores beginning at the chamber, that due to wear, can be a challenge to measure.

All the best.
El Supremo/Kevin Tinny
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CAS City Classifieds / Re: WTB Spencer carbine
« Last post by Dreamwalker on Yesterday at 06:40:16 PM »
Hard to find...still lookin'...
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: Ebay 45/70 jig
« Last post by King Medallion on Yesterday at 06:21:15 PM »
I got one too, and that little jig. Both worked great, and now I have a good supply of 45/60 brass.
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The Winchester Model 1876 / Re: 2+1=3
« Last post by King Medallion on Yesterday at 06:17:54 PM »
That little jig works like a charm! Starline brass will chamber just fine, too!
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: spencer brass and mold for original
« Last post by Sedalia Dave on Yesterday at 06:14:32 PM »
I have both Lyman and RCBS 56-50 dies The bullet diameter will dictate which one will work the best. If your bullet diameter is less than .515" use RCBS 56-50 dies. If .515" or larger use Lyman 56-50 dies.

The RCBS dies are designed to work with the Spencer reproductions and will properly roll crimp smaller diameter bullets. The Lyman dies are cut down 50-70 dies and will not properly roll crimp smaller diameter bullets. With small diameter bullets you end up with a taper crimp that doesn't properly hold the bullet.

Right now 50 caliber brass is out of stock. Your best bet is to put in a backorder with Starline or Buffalo Arms. Once they get enough demand they'll make a run.

You'll need to trim that brass to length. The Lyman Accu-Trimmer will work nicely. The cutter head is of sufficient diameter to properly trim the brass. It uses your shell holder so there is no issue with rim diameter.  After trimming 10 cases I bought the power trimmer adapter to use with it.  It is worth the extra cost. You'll need the 50A pilot. I found lubing the cutter with a drop of 30 weight oil every 3 to 5 cases improved the cutting action.

I used a small pipe cutter to trim the cases down to within .010" of the final length. If you go slow you will not deform the case too much. If it does deform enough that it will not fit over the pilot. Open the case mouth with the expander plug in your die set. Don't go all the way. Just open the mouth enough that it will fit over the pilot.
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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: spencer brass and mold for original
« Last post by Sedalia Dave on Yesterday at 05:32:05 PM »
I have had great success with the 51-350S from accurate molds. It works in both my original Spencer and both of my reproductions. Accurate Molds allows you to customize the dimensions at no additional cost. I customized the design by adjusting the diameter to be .002" over the groove diameter 3 inches forward of the breach.  I chose this area as many originals have a tapered bore and this ensures that the bullet will not experience gas cutting resulting in leadding of the barrel. My sizing die is .001" over the bore diameter. Buffalo arms sells sizing dies

The next change was to eliminate the crimp groove. This allows me to easily adjust the OAL of the loaded cartridge. I have no issues getting a good crimp when using soft alloys like 20:1 or WW.

I increased the amount of lube carried by changing the lube groove diameter from .455" to .420" and increasing its width by .050" in each direction. (.100" overall). Did this so that I don't run the chance of out of lube in my rifle.
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Tall Tales / Re: Remember Remember the 5th of November Coffee,Tea and grub.
« Last post by DeaconKC on Yesterday at 05:03:35 PM »
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