MODEL 1865 SPENCER CARBINE WITH THE STABLER CUTOFF MANUFACTURED BY THE BURNSIDE RIFLE CO

$1,300.00 SOLD
Originally $1,895.00

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Item Code: 929-02

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 flip-up rear sight with its sliding “V” notch elevation bar. The barrel is turning a plumb brown with several lighter spots and scattered mottling. Top of the barrel has no visible stampings. Bore has very good rifling and is clean except for scattered light surface dirt.

A mottled plumb/gray colored patina rests on the frame and receiver while the remnant of the maker’s mark is visible. Originally the marking read “SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE PAT’D MARCH 6, 1860. MANUF’D AT PROV. R.I. BY BURNSIDE RIFLE CO. MODEL 1865” but only hints of it are left but enough to recognize what it said.  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 two strong government cartouches. Original fore-end is tight and strong and exhibits normal wear. Left side of wrist has saddle bar and ring.

Serial # 17706 is lightly stamped at the rear of the frame near the hammer. Lock screws are original with light wear. Iron butt plate is tight and wears a mottled dark patina.

This M1865 Spencer carbine is in good condition overall.    [ad]

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