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Ned Roundtree
February 12, 2001, 10:40 PM
Anyone got one of these babies? A buddy of mine was showing me his reconditioned Spencer. He shoots it in NCOWS. I think it is in 50 or 52 caliber. Wow, even with black powder loads you have got to pay attention. So my local gun store just got one in. Ouch, $5,000+/-. Well, it is back to my trusty Marlin.

Doc Hudson
February 13, 2001, 12:35 AM

I saw an article some time back about a company that has started making centerfire reproductions. I don't remember the company name, but the price was around $1500.00.

I've dreamed of woning a Spencer since I was a kid. I still almost cry every time I remember having to pass up an original Spencer, with Cavalry acceptance marks and KKK markings for less than $1,000.00, but i just did not have the cash.

Doc Hudson

Bill Mitchell
February 13, 2001, 07:53 AM
Howdy Doc,

Taylor's & Co. (http://www.taylorsfirearms.com/spencer.html) has been developing a Spencer replica. I handled one at Mule Camp last year-nice gun. I haven't heard if they're actually selling any yet.

Bellicose Bill

Doc Hudson
February 13, 2001, 10:05 AM
The one Phil Spangenberger reviewed was made by some fellow with an Italian sounding name. it started with an "M", I think.

I guess I'll have to go digging through back issues and find the danged article to see what he said about it.

Any idea how much the Taylor made Spencers might sell for, and the calibers available?

Doc Hudson

February 13, 2001, 10:54 AM
Saw one at SHOT Show last month. Made by Taylor's http://www.taylorsfirearms.com Really nice. The website says it comes in .56/50, .44 Russian and .45 Schofield.

4V50 Gary
February 13, 2001, 06:59 PM
Romano Rifle Company of Pennellville, NY makes Spencer Rifles. As an outfit whose reputation among Civil War enthusiasts is high, they're products are not for the casual shooter. You gotta have bucks to own one of theirs.

Ned Roundtree
February 15, 2001, 07:21 AM
I think the Taylor imported Spencer from Sport Armi is about $1700. Last year their marketing dept said it would cost about $1200. This year I am hearing $1700.