CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 SPENCER CARBINE

$2,975.00
Originally $3,500.00

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Item Code: 172-4250

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Produced by the Spencer Rifle Company of Boston, Massachusetts, this ten-pound Civil War Model 1860 Spencer breechloading repeating carbine is in very good original condition. Carbine, which fired the .52 caliber, No. 56 Spencer rimfire cartridge, has a 22” long barrel fitted to a two-piece black walnut stock.

Barrel wears a dark plum / gray color and exhibits light rust pitting. Has the large folding rear sight with ladder. The leaf-spring is missing. The brass “blade” is worn down on the front sight. Dark plum / gray coloring on the receiver / frame. Bore has original six-groove rifling that is clean and sharp. All wood has original finish with deep walnut color. Shoulder stock shows two light cartouches. A large hand-carved “R” and stamped “J. RUSSELL” is found on both sides of the shoulder stock. These marks do not appear to be of Civil War vintage. The forestock is tight and strong with normal marks from use. Forestock has one thin crack (1” long) emanating from receiver. Top flat of the receiver, forward of the hammer, is stamped with “SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE Co. BOSTON MASS” / [third line with “PAT’D. MARCH 6, 1860” is mostly worn away]. Serial # 37669 is located at the top rear of the receiver near the hammer.

Original, heavy, regular Spencer sling bar and sling ring are tightly secured to the left side of stock. Retains the single swivel near the stock toe. Carbine frame screws are original with no buggering. All metal surfaces of the carbine exhibit just scattered pinprick rusting and oxidation spots. Iron butt plate dark. Steel magazine tube is excellent and wears a light gray coloring. Cartridge tube and spring are original and in strong condition. Mechanics are crisp. A pleasing classic original Civil War M1860 Spencer carbine.             [jet]

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