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Offline tljack

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Roger and Spencer
« on: November 22, 2011, 02:32:40 PM »
I was the successful bidder for a like new 1865 Roger and Spencer on Gun Broker.  As soon as I get the gun, I will attempt to put a picture on photobucket and post it here for all to see.

Terry
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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 02:11:15 AM »
I LOVE those things....can't wait to see pix! They are supposed to be tack-drivers as well.
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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 05:34:12 PM »
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They are supposed to be tack-drivers as well.

Yeah, if you use the butt end, you can drive in tacks!  :P
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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 09:48:53 PM »
Seems a bit slow in getting here. I sent my payment via USPS Priority mail. It took 8 days to arrive. The gun is enroute now. Will take pics when I get it
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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 11:38:29 PM »
Did you ever get yours? I have one on the way soon now. ASP (Euroarms) made in 1993, supposedly unfired, but some handling.
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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 11:02:31 PM »
Sorry to be so slow in replying. I did get mine. It was made in 2001 and is marked Euro Arms
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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 09:40:28 PM »
Sorry to be so slow in replying. I did get mine. It was made in 2001 and is marked Euro Arms

Impressions?
Should have mine soon.
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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 11:49:54 PM »
For some reason photo bucket will not let me load pictures.
The gun is pretty cool however I think it is a bit crude in it's manufacture. Seems to be quit a few machinr marks.  It is tight and loxks up very good. I have not shot it at this time.
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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 11:10:38 PM »
My Rogers & Spencer arrived today */)

After removing bubble wrap and Scotch packing tape for nearly ten minutes  I finally had it in my hot little hands...and a huge Thank You to Indy for shoving it on me before it's even paid for  )><

After a cursory examination and wiping down, I worked the action a few times....and was completely unhappy with the hammer drag and grainy trigger. Besides, I'd never had one of these apart before.....
Out come the screwdrivers. Scalpel! Clamps! Rogers & Spencer to OR-1; Stat!
Within minutes this thing is spread all over the workbench. The trouble is immediately apparent; Indy had mentioned this thing was possibly unfired. Possibly...NOT! Never fired. 100%. The hammer and trigger surfaces were untouched as cast from the factory, as well as the critical hammer roller surface on the mainspring. We'll fix that! A little sandpaper, a little oil, a couple hours.....and some lithium grease, and; Voila!
Oh, what a difference! A crisp trigger that breaks on a whisper; a hammer pull like a hot knife through butter! The grease that blocked the nipple holes is gone; the threads now lubed with anti-seize and clear daylight shining through. Lock-up like a Swiss vault. After a thorough oiling with Rem Oil, This thing gleams like a baby's butt. My only complaint now is poor wood-to-metal fit on the grips (they are slightly undersized). I can live with it. )::

Sorry for the not-so-great pix.











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Re: Roger and Spencer
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 12:07:51 AM »
Your pictures and detailed comments got me to go get mine out of the safe and look at it again. Actually the only place that there are machining marks is on one spot on the loading lever.  The wood to metal fit is actually pretty good and the action is smooth. I think I need to take this one out and shoot it.

I really like how it fits in my hand.

Terry
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