CIVIL WAR MODEL 1860 SPENCER CARBINE

$2,300.00 SOLD

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Item Code: 946-14

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

Barrel wears a nice plum brown color. Has the large folding rear sight with slide. The brass “blade” front sight is worn down. Dark gray color on the receiver. Hammer and lockplate are slightly brighter.  Bore has original six-groove rifling that is sharp. Bore is bright and clean. Wood is original with dings, scratches, and moderate saddle wear from use. There is a hairline crack (2 ½” long) running back from the front end of the forestock toward the barrel band. One light inspector cartouche visible behind saddle ring bar. Top flat of the receiver, forward of the hammer, is stamped with “SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS / PAT’D. MARCH 6, 1860”. Serial #41243 is located at the top rear of the receiver near the hammer.

Original 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 are clean and smooth. Original magazine tube and spring. Mechanics are crisp and strong. A pleasing and classic original Civil War M1860 Spencer carbine in good condition.  [jet]

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