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Item Code: 545-03
Spencer Civil War Model 1860 .52 caliber, 7-shot metallic cartridge repeating carbine. Serial # 51535. Overall length 39" and weighs 8 lbs, 4 oz. Lockplate exhibits a dark gray colored patina overall. In good condition, this M1860 carbine has a 22" long barrel fitted to its two piece walnut stock / fore-end that has been cleaned or refinished some time ago. Small brass blade front sight and a folding leaf rear sight with its sliding "V" notch elevation bar marked to 800 yards. Bore with six-groove rifling shows semi-bright. Stock and forend tight and strong with just normal age and use marks. No cartouche visible. Stock shows normal dings and scratches along with long surface cracks on each side from the lockplate tang and sling bar tang. Stock toe stamped with "78" in ¼" numerals. Has the steel tubular magazine located in the buttstock for storing and feeding the .56-.52 cal rimfire metallic cartridges to the receiver. Magazine held seven copper / brass bullets and when the operating lever was worked, the magazine would feed the cartridge forward into the breech. Magazine spring appears fatigued and bent. Top flat of the receiver stamped with "SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS / PAT'S MARCH 6, 1860" in three lines. Stampings there and readable, but worn thin on the right side. Frame and dropping block shows wear and scuffing. No original case colors. Carbine sling bar with its sling ring attached to the left side of stock. Lock screws are in fair to good condition with slight buggering. All metal surfaces dark and exhibit scattered pinprick rusting. Carbine exhibits good mechanics. Single swivel ring under the stock. An original Civil War Model 1860 Spencer at a reasonable price.
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