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Obsolete, Rifle
56-50 Spencer Center-Fire
Cartridge Section
U.S.A. and
some other
countries
U.S.A. and
some other
countries
The 56-50 Spencer started out as a rim-fire cartridge for the Spencer rifle, which was first issued
in late 1862, and carried by the Union Cavalry before the 1860 Spencer carbine was issued.
Custer's Michigan Troops at Gettysburg were carrying this Spencer Rifle.
As 56-50 Spencer rim-fire ammunition is long obsolete and pricey, some rifle owners have converted
their rifles to center-fire.A few companies offer a reproduction Spencer rifle in center-fire.
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