Info about a spencer cartridge


#1

I would like to know the correct denomination of this spencer cartridge and the possible maker.It has no headstamps.Copper case
I’d say : 52 -56 spencer RF

bullet diam:.521-.523"
base diam:.563"
rim diam:.645"
case lenght:.973"
OAL:1.645"

Thanks
Pivi


#2

Pivi, Looks like you have a 56-52 Spencer. I think it is by C&T. M. Rea


#3

Yes sorry 56-52 not 52-56!
thank you…What C&T stands for?

Pivi


#4

[quote=“Pivi”]Yes sorry 56-52 not 52-56!
thank you…What C&T stands for?

Pivi[/quote]

C&T= CRITTENDEN & TIBBALS of South Coventry CT.
In business from 1862 to 1866
M. Rea


#5

I know that this cartridge saw some use as a civilian round.Is it a common one?According to me this should be the most common of all the spencer cartridges

Pivi


#6

[quote=“Pivi”]I know that this cartridge saw some use as a civilian round.Is it a common one?According to me this should be the most common of all the spencer cartridges

Pivi[/quote]

The most common of the Spencers are the 56-50’s. M. Rea