The dreaded .512 caliber rifle

Despite the nomenclature, 56-50 rimfire cartridge actually fires a 0.512″ diameter bullet. It was pretty potent for a rimfire, on the order of 350gr and 1200fps, about on par with 44 Magnum from a long-barreled revolver. Tubular magazine in the stock holds 7 rounds, the lever only loads cartridges and extracts casings —┬áthe hammer must be cocked separately for each shot. The sights are marked — most optimistically, for 800 yards, at which point velocity was down to 600fps and the bullet drops more than 40 yards. In the photo, her sights are set to 300. For 1860, Spencer rifle was quite an impressive device. Modern centerfire reproductions are available.

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  2. Merle says:

    NICE !!!

  3. Ray says:

    I once fired a .577 mine bullet with 60 grains of FFF G powder at a 3 inch DIA. pine tree. It cut the trunk in half about 14 inches up from the ground ,at 100 yards. Those old bullets hit like sledge hammers.

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