my spencer rifle , carefully converted center fire ! IMO the prettiest lines on a gun ever . Not given it’s deserved place in history mostly due to fifties and sixties westerns not having blanks available for it to be used in shows and movies so the Winchester garnered all the attention . When shortly after the civil war it was surplused and 100 k where put out on the market and army switched single shot . In which there is a lesson as before the switch there was a battle with comparable odds to little big horn at bleachers island, where fifty troopers held off thousand Indians for days .