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Spencer Shooting Society / Re: S&S center fire block.
« Last post by Two Flints on October 15, 2021, 04:26:56 AM »
Hi ldpfeifer,

I've got to ask.  Did you ever spring for that 1865, $3500.00 Spencer Carbine?  Guess you didn't. 

And shame on you.  You never joined SSS!!  To join I will just need your Email address.  Just send me an Email at and I'll add your username to our membership list.

Nearly all center fire blocks need some work for better fitting.  If there are none available at Buffalo then give S&S your order, I don't think you have any other choice at this point.  eBay?  I'm pretty sure I have the S&S Centerfire Block in one of my Spencer Carbines . . . no issues with firing, and both did require some filing and fitting to work properly.

Two Flints
The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by McCrower on October 15, 2021, 12:53:27 AM »
Thank  for the replies so far. I use 4.7grains of VV320 and a slightly lighter spring than standard on the Ruger SR1911.
Spencer Shooting Society / S&S center fire block.
« Last post by ldpfeifer on October 15, 2021, 12:53:23 AM »
I recently bought a 1860 Spencer carbine and am looking to buy a center fire conversion block.  I called Buffalo and they are out.  They said the guy that made the ones they sell has been sick and don’t know if he will be making any more.  They were recommended by the seller of the rifle.  Has anyone here used the S&S one?  Is it hardened like the Buffalo one?  Fit problems?  Same block as Buffalo sells?  Thanks in advance.
BROW / Re: Picked up a new Betsy
« Last post by Roscoe Coles on October 14, 2021, 11:52:17 PM »
Ha!  We are all enablers when it comes to buying guns.  I am busy planning modifications to mine to make it a bit closer to the original.  Installing a proper/original rear barrel sight, cutting a grove in the hinge so you can see it, finding a beach combination front sight, and fixing a couple of little things.  I am also looking at installing a single set trigger (parts are available).  It might be fun to “de-farb” it by taking off some of the markings.  It’s good to have a project. 
CAS Matches & Events / Bad news from the Lincoln Area Regulators
« Last post by Mustang Gregg on October 14, 2021, 10:21:26 PM »
We closed our outfit this week, after shooting near Bennet, NE for four years.  :(
I'm sorry to have to put out bad news, but we need to let SASS folks know.
It's been a fun ride, but the last call has come and gone now.

Thank you to all of the Pards and Gals who have shot, helped, sweated, froze, and laughed with us!

There is good news too... 
A local range near Firth has offered to start up a new SASS outfit (only 20 miles from where we were shooting).

And there are still 3 other SASS clubs in NE.
1  Eastern NE Gun Club, Louisville.  POC:  Crooked Creek
2  Platte Valley Gunslingers, Alda.  POC:  Stirrup Trouble
3  Columbus Rifle Club, Columbus.  POC:  Tom Two Dogs

Contact Mustang Gregg for further information.

Colt Firearms / Re: A sad fate for an Artillery model
« Last post by Roscoe Coles on October 14, 2021, 09:44:23 PM »
 The frame is 1883 and that is the number that’s 7th cavalry.  The trigger guard is 1885, and the cylinder is post 1900 (according to Dave Lanara).  It’s likely that the gun was at the battle of Wounded Knee, which in interesting.  I bought it today and can’t wait to see it so I can work out all the details.  The detail photos I got today show that it is not as polished as I though from the first picture. 
The Barracks / Re: Division of Nebraska Muster?
« Last post by Niederlander on October 14, 2021, 09:31:37 PM »
Gentlemen,  What time is the shooter's meeting?
Marlin Lever Action Rifles / Marlin 1892 Date of Manufacture
« Last post by OklaTom on October 14, 2021, 08:23:06 PM »
I have a Marlin 1892. I’m trying to find out when it was made. No markings besides the customary barrel address with final patent year of 1892 and a serial number. All the places I’ve looked at stop the serial number lookup at 355300 (1906), then pick up in 1948 with a letter code “E”. Mine has no letter code that I can find (where would it be?), the serial is 392XXX. Any Marlin folks out there that can help fill in the blanks?
The Powder Room - CAS reloading / Re: Lee 230gr RN in 45 ACP problem..
« Last post by wildman1 on October 14, 2021, 07:33:00 PM »
When your springs are properly tuned the empties should LAND 3'-9' from you when ejected. Sounds as if you need more powder or slightly lighter spring. Mags are also important, but they will usually give you a double feed towards the end of the mag if the lip spread is to much or they don't have the proper spring tension.
CAS City Classifieds / Re: Western Holsters
« Last post by Major 2 on October 14, 2021, 06:58:48 PM »
#5 sold to  El Tio Loco...thanks you
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