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Offline Captainkirk

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It's here!
« on: February 13, 2012, 11:19:54 PM »
My Rogers & Spencer arrived today _l

After removing bubble wrap and Scotch packing tape for nearly ten minutes  M__  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 (k-

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. 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.
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 11:31:06 PM »
Good on ya Cap'n ... you'll love that Rogers&Spencer ... one omy favorites and most accurate, had too have two a target model and the std fixed sight version. Love um both.
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 11:32:42 PM »
Good on ya Cap'n ... you'll love that Rogers&Spencer ... one omy favorites and most accurate, had too have two a target model and the std fixed sight version. Love um both.

Only had it a couple hours, and lovin' it already! {L*
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 07:22:45 AM »
Try to put up some pictures.
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 07:49:46 AM »
Sounds great Captainkirk. Let's see this Baby!  {?|
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 07:57:01 AM »
Looks like the Captain made a nice score!!  {?|

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 08:45:21 AM »
I'm happy for you Captain.  And envious!  I'd like one myself someday.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 11:05:55 AM »
Pic's or it didn't happen  :)
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 11:22:24 AM »
it might have took ya some time to git it unwrapped but the damn thing arrived intact didn't it? I err on the side of way too much protection as opposed to way too little. I have pics of boxes with the barrel of a pistol stickin out with one, yes ONE layer of bubble wrap over it. The same box had hole from the hammer and the butt. I don't do that kinda crappy packin! ;)

Glad you are pleased! I have to admit that I miss it, That was one I would have liked to keep. ])M If I can't eat em they git sold it seems, OK, not ALL of em.... ;)
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 01:05:24 PM »
Oh, I ain't complaining about the wrap....not since the ASM S&G with the barrel poking out of the box. Nope; no complaints from here!
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 01:54:50 PM »
we will be expectin an upgraded avatar pic soon... ;)
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 02:12:06 PM »
we will be expectin an upgraded avatar pic soon... ;)

Geez.....and I just changed it.
Well, OK. In honor of Indy, I will make it happen.
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 04:51:01 PM »
Don't change the avatar, just send me the R&S, problem solved :)
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 04:57:48 PM »
you had your chance, (?^  in fact I think it was listed here for ALL of you, I take payments,  ;) might want to remember that the next time something nice comes along, I don't keep em long... ])M I know I am hard to deal with and I send the guns out before the payments are completed but hey we all have some faults... :P
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Re: It's here!
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 09:15:13 PM »
you had your chance, (?^  in fact I think it was listed here for ALL of you, I take payments,  ;) might want to remember that the next time something nice comes along, I don't keep em long... ])M I know I am hard to deal with and I send the guns out before the payments are completed but hey we all have some faults... :P

I know....that almost killed the deal for me.
But I found room someplace.
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