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Offline B. P. Roscoe

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My Rogers & Spencer
« on: December 08, 2016, 06:37:57 PM »
I have had this revolver for a few years.  It was made by Euroarms of America, with  proof date of AF (= 1980).  It is .44 caliber.  The loading gate area is made large enough to easily load conical bullets, but all I have ever shot out of it was round balls.

There is a large cut away near the nipples, which makes capping easy.

It is a little ungainly cocking it with one hand.  The action is smooth and the trigger is crisp.

I like it because it is a little bit unusual.
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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 07:58:50 PM »
looks great

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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 08:46:12 PM »
Nice iron. It's about the only C&B I have not owned. The only two are the R&S & the Starr.
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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 08:50:30 PM »
Yeah, I find the cocking a bit awkward for about five cycles, then it feels OK after that. Different geometry than Colt or Remington.
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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 08:57:22 PM »
Nice revolver BP. The one I'm working on has had the frame, trigger guard, hammer, trigger, loading lever and plunger color casehardened. Really looks nice. I'll try and post some pics.

 It looks like your ramer is upside down?


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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 11:46:13 PM »
That is a nice looking piece.  How does it shoot?
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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 01:00:44 AM »
I like those a bit hard to get hold of now. I hear from folks that own them they'er real accurate. Thanks for posting Roscoe. (T^
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Offline B. P. Roscoe

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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 04:46:34 PM »
Nice revolver BP. The one I'm working on has had the frame, trigger guard, hammer, trigger, loading lever and plunger color casehardened. Really looks nice. I'll try and post some pics.

 It looks like your ramer is upside down?


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The rammer is installed correctly, but there is enough clearance (slop  :)) in the mechanism that the rammer can pivot quite a bit (see additional pictures).  It works fine, though.  A new oversized rammer would be easy enough to make, but I don't think it is necessary.
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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2016, 04:57:10 PM »
That is a nice looking piece.  How does it shoot?

I am embarrassed to admit it, but it has been so long since I have shot it that I can't remember exactly!  I will have to have to shoot it again soon and report back!

In the mean time, here are a few more pictures that might be of interest...
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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2016, 05:05:43 PM »
Nice iron. It's about the only C&B I have not owned. The only two are the R&S & the Starr.

Hellgate that is a great picture you have as an avatar!
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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2016, 07:25:48 PM »
B.P. just to throw my hat in the ring about the quality of the R&S, I'm so in love with mine, I use it for my "go-to", gun when I'm working on another revolver and can't get it to shoot well. If i can dot "I"s and cross "T"s with my RS as usual, then I know the other gun's off and it isn't my flinching.
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Re: My Rogers & Spencer
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 01:10:43 PM »
BPR, that is a nice lookin' gun! I just got one early this year and am embarrassed to say I haven't shot it yet. You can see mine a few threads down. Mine also has the purple tint to the bluing and hasn't been shot much, if at all. I also got a conversion cylinder for it at a fairly decent price on sale.