MODEL 1860 SPENCER RIFLE – VERY GOOD CONDITION, S/N 23660

$11,950.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 302-75

This famous longarm is a Civil War Model 1860 Spencer Repeating rifle in very good original condition. Initial army contracts with the Spencer Company of Boston, Massachusetts called for 10,000 repeating firearms at a cost of $40.00 each. This rifle is a .52 caliber rimfire longarm that used the “No. 56” Spencer rimfire cartridge.

Rifle measures 47” overall with a 30” round barrel that features six-groove rifling. Bore is clean with good rifling. Flip-up rear sight and front blade site. All gun metal is very good shape exhibiting only light use and wear. On the top of the receiver is the three-line maker’s stamping “SPENCER REPEATING - / RIFLE CO. BOSTON, MASS / PAT’D MARCH 6, 1860”. Serial number “23660” is visible at rear of receiver. Mechanically good.  Butt plate, tube magazine, sling swivels, nose cap, barrel bands, and band springs all original and in similar nice condition with uniform dark color. Receiver and lock plate show original case colors.

Barrel is mated to a black walnut two-piece stock. Wood shows usual dings and dents from age but otherwise in very good condition. Two strong government cartouches visible.

A nice, low numbered Model 1860 Spencer in very good condition.  [jet]

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