Spencer 56-50 with a folded neck crimp? S A W h/s


#1

Hello If it hadn’t been pointed out to me I was thinking it was a neck fracture. Was this done for water tightness or???


#2

Nobody wants to answer so I’ll give my guess and maybe it will encourage others to jump in.

I’ll say that it is a standard case that has crumpled at the neck because of the soft copper. I have seen very similar cases in both copper and brass, especially handloads. Either it snuck past the inspector or it was considered “good enough”. QC was a lot more lenient in those days.

According to Spencer hisself, the 56-52 Spencer was designed specifically because the 56-60 had too much crimp. Your cartridge would seen to validate his concern.

Ray


#3

[quote=“RayMeketa”]Nobody wants to answer so I’ll give my guess and maybe it will encourage others to jump in.

I’ll say that it is a standard case that has crumpled at the neck because of the soft copper. I have seen very similar cases in both copper and brass, especially handloads. Either it snuck past the inspector or it was considered “good enough”. QC was a lot more lenient in those days.

According to Spencer hisself, the 56-52 Spencer was designed specifically because the 56-60 had too much crimp. Your cartridge would seen to validate his concern.

Ray[/quote]
Thank you Ray. Was kinda wishing it was a rarity but you know how that wishing thing goes and again thanks, Tim


#4

You can open the images Ray? I’m just getting a couple of little crosses with the word ‘image’ beside them.


#5

I can not see any photos either…


#6

Can you see me now?


#7

Ray, you are a modern day Houdini! Lol. Thanks for the photos.

I now see what you are referring to, and it makes complete sense.

-Dave