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 Posted: Mon Nov 26th, 2012 12:11 pm
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Anyone know who makes the best reproductions of the Spencer Rifle/Carbines?

I did some reading on the rifle and it amazes me how Ripley fought so hard against it being adopted army wide. Lincoln finally had to move him out of the department to get some movement on accepting them. Was Ripley just too old fashioned to accept new weaponry? The war would have been shorter if the Union army had more of these rifles and carbines out in the field.

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