MODEL 1865 SPENCER CARBINE WITH THE STABLER CUTOFF

$2,250.00

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Item Code: 909-03

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Model 1865 Spencer Repeating carbine in nice untouched condition. These were produced between 1865 and 1866 by the Spencer Repeating Rifle Company of Boston, Mass. The Model 1865 carbine employed the controversial ‘Stabler cut-off’ device which allowed the carbine to be fired as a single shot weapon if desired. Two other differences from the Model 1860 carbine vs the Model 1865 were its beveled hammer nose and the rounded receiver top surface.

Barrel is 20” long and has the standard front sight and its original rear sight with its sliding “V” notch elevation bar. The barrel exhibits a smooth blue coloring under scattered oxidation spots along its length. “M1865” is clearly stamped between the rear sight and the breech. Bore has very good rifling and only light surface dirt.

A pleasing mottled plumb/gray colored patina rests on the frame and receiver while stamped on top of the frame is a readable maker’s mark of “SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO.  BOSTON, MASS. / PAT’D MARCH 6, 1860.” Action works well. Hammer holds at half and full-cock and falls when trigger is squeezed. Magazine tube in the butt also seats and unseats properly.

Carbine has a two piece walnut stock in good condition showing the normal dings, dents and scratches from wear and use. There are no cracks. Stock also features one faint government cartouche. Original fore-end is tight and strong and exhibits normal wear. Left side of wrist has saddle bar and out of round iron ring.

Serial # 8505 is at the rear of the frame near the hammer. Lock screws are original with no buggering. Iron butt plate is tight and wears a mottled dark plum / gray coloring.

This M1865 Spencer carbine is an excellent addition to highlight any military equestrian display or weapons collection.   [ad]

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