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Rogers & Spencer anyone?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by RWMC, Jul 20, 2014.

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  1. RWMC

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    Does anyone still make a replica Rogers & Spencer revolver? From what I have read, they sounded like they were very nice shooters. Thanks for the info.
     
  2. Lightning12

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    The only R&S reproductions being made were manufactured by Euroarms and Pedersoli, but these are both out of production. As far as I know, there are none being made by anyone right now.

    You can find Euroarms models for sale on gunbroker or on cowboy action shooting classifieds from time to time. I got one off the SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) classifieds a couple of years ago.

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  3. EljaySL

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    It's unfortunate because they're really great shooters. I managed to get one locally at a semi-decent price (lower than gunbroker anyway).
     
  4. Hellgate

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    As shooters they are great. As competition guns they are slow to cock because of the long reach to the hammer.
     
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    I had a Euroarms R&S, nice accurate revolver but the grips are too big for my hand & I find the '58 Remington to be a better fit.
     
  7. Dave Markowitz

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    My favorite black powder revolver. Buy one if you can find one for sale.

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    I really love mine too. I bought one from a member on this board for a great price and have loved it since the first shot. They really are great shooters. It's quickly risen to the top of my favorite BP revolvers.
     
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    In a complicated trade I ended up with two of them. One with fixed sights and one with adjustable. I haven't yet fired the adjustable but the other one is very accurate, easily on par with my ROA.
     
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    Had a, what I think was a fair bid, on the one currently listed on Gunbroker. Out bid so will be interesting to see what some one will pay for one. Listing still has six days to go.
     
  11. Willie Sutton

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    You can count on any unique design being discussed here to sell in a Gunbroker auction being held at the same time for about 1.3X the normal sale price. Give it two weeks after the discussion ends and prices revert to normal. Think only registered members and the regular contributors read this forum?

    Betya 400 people went and Googled Rogers & Spencer as soon as the discussion started and ten of them decided they needed one.

    It's the reason I never discussed Centaure's until I had a dozen of them... ;)


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  12. EljaySL

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    It's nothing to do with us. When I was watching them on Gunbroker about a year ago, the "london finish" would go for $450 and the blued for $400. I think I paid $300 for a blued one locally but I'm not sure at this point, might have been a bit higher.
     
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    R&S prices reflect the fact that it is the only real competition for a Ruger Old Army.
     
  14. Willie Sutton

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    ^^ You really think they compare?

    Serious question, as I've never even seen one.


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    I see a couple authentic ones on there, too. Pretty spendy, those.
     
  16. mykeal

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    Willie - no, I do not think they compare, equally. I do think highly of the R&S, however, enough so that I consider it the nearest cap and ball design to the ROA, and thus competition. To be specific, significantly better than the Remington New Army in any of its incarnations. In my opinion.

    Just to be clear, for those who haven't seen my thoughts on this subject, the ROA has no peer - it is the best cap and ball revolver, period. In my opinion.
     
  17. Dframe

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    My R&S can easily equal my ROA in the accuracy department. As far as the rest goes yes the ruger is ahead. Far better sights, and better handling. Though it's fragile nipple removal system could use improvement, and the rammer cylinder assembly would be better if it didn't fall apart every time you remove the cylinder.
     
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    IMHO, the R&S does compare favorably with the ROA (I have both).

    Certainly the Ruger is stronger but the R&S is more than strong enough. For me, the R&S handles better, as it's a little lighter. The Ruger has better sights.

    The Ruger is an interesting combination of features:

    1. Modern Ruger lockwork.
    2. The loading lever is derived from the R&S.
    3. The cylinder is derived from the 1858 Remington.
     
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    Been on the quest for one since a fellow let me try his last winter. Six shots and I was hooked. Course he is a competivie shooter and his R&S was not box stock. It was a Euro though.
     
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    It took me a while to truly appreciate my first Rogers & Spencer copy. It was the second cap & ball revolver I owned, and the only thing I had to compare it to at the time was the ASM Brass Frame "Navy" 44 that got me hooked on BP when I was a teenager.
     
  21. Gaucho Gringo

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    I have one also. The frame on mine is turning plum color. The originals were the last new large bore cap & ball revolver designed and produced in the US. They were able to make use of advancing technology and design in firearms since the Colts and Remingtons had been introduced, cutting edge in today's terms.
     
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