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Offline Jack Wagon

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Spencer found in a cave
« on: October 12, 2021, 10:49:55 PM »
Passing the newsstand I spotted a Spencer on the cover of the 2021 Fall edition of The Black Powder Cartridge News. A good article about a relic Spencer found in a cave in Arizona and restored to shooting condition. Nice to see a Spencer on the front page,  Jw
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Re: Spencer found in a cave
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2021, 09:03:34 AM »
might have to get that one :D

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Re: Spencer found in a cave
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2021, 09:56:29 AM »
It is a good article. The M1865 Spencer carbine was apparently field decommissioned to prevent it's use. Quite a restoration project including a new Romano barrel. A 56-50 load development section and a hunting trip with the restored Spencer.  Jw
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Re: Spencer found in a cave
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 08:14:41 AM »
Hello:

I don't subscribe any more. 
Maybe someone with access could post the new Romano barrel's bore spe's, number L&G, and twist.  Also what load worked well, please.
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Re: Spencer found in a cave
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 10:05:44 AM »
Hi Kevin,
    I was with Bill Mapoles when he was shooting the targets for the article. I’ll see if he remembers the specs. He found it quite a few years ago and him and his son restored it many years ago.
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Re: Spencer found in a cave
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Re: Spencer found in a cave
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 11:26:47 AM »
Thanks, MGMRADIO/Mike:
I will also try for a copy via a member here.
Since barrel done years ago, twist will be interesting.
It could match an original or be Larry's preferred 36" or 32".
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