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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC


Bob Davis takes a look at the Remote Shot Indian Wars figures in 1/35th scale from Master Box.

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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC
Looks like the scene depicts a buffalo hunt. Curious choice , the Spencer carbine. (it does look like one.) The rifle was effective (against humans) .... on paper .... to 500 yards. The carbine, probably under 200. At that range about all a .56-56 Spencer would do is knock the dust off the buff and piss him off. (Like a story of an OSS idiot in Burma trying to elephant hunt with a .30 Carbine. It did not end well.) How long would it take a pissed, 2000 pound buffalo, at 35 mph, to cover 200 yard? Should have a nice heavy barreled Sharps in the kit. Sure the dead, pale face buffalo hunter wouldn't be needing it. (and would have to add a scalp to hang from the belt to the kit.) NOTE ON THE SPENCER: Reason the army got rid of them after the Civil War was the round they used was fine for relatively short ranges encountered in "the East". Out in the Plains it was found that the Natives would simply sit out of range and fire away with their bows. I believe Fetterman's command had Spencers at the practice for Little Bighorn.)
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 01:39 AM UTC
Looked atthe other kits in this line. Looks like there are only 3 firearms used. Spencer carbine, Springfield 45-70 carbine and Winchester/ Henry lever action.