MODEL 1860 SPENCER CARBINE WITH STABLER-CUTOFF ALTERATION

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Item Code: 1087-02

Civil War Model 1860 Spencer carbine in good overall condition.  Designed for cavalry use but not issued to Federal cavalry until October 1863, the Spencer 7-shot metallic rimfire cartridge repeating carbine was invented and patented by Manchester, Connecticut native Christopher M. Spencer. This weapon proved to be the most successful and sought-after firearm of the Civil War.

This M1860 carbine bears serial # 19806 and has an overall length of 39.00 inches.  Carbine has a 22.00 inch long barrel fitted to its two piece walnut stock and fore-end. Barrel has original flip-up rear sight with blade front sight. The .52 bore exhibits good rifling and has some minor dirt that would clean up. Barrel surface has a good amount of blue.

Receiver retains no original colors and is mostly dark but with a small amount of salt and pepper patina on one side. Top flat of the receiver, forward of the hammer, is stamped with “SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS / PAT’S MARCH 6, 1860” in three lines but the stamping is thin at bottom.  Serial number is located at the rear of the breech near the hammer. Action is crisp.

Attached just forward of the trigger is the “STABLER CUTOFF” which allows the weapon to be handfed one round at a time instead of feeding automatically from the magazine. This Is a post-war alteration.

Weapon’s tubular magazine, located in the butt stock, stored and fed seven rimfire metallic cartridges to the receiver. Magazine has a good spring and operates properly. Carbine sling bar and ring are tightly attached to the left side of stock.  A single faint cartouche is visible on the stock to the rear of the saddle bar tang.  Lock screws show light wear. Iron butt plate and magazine are strong and tight and both wear a mottled dark gray coloring.  Carbine retains its iron swivel ring under the stock.

Original fore-end is tight and strong with just normal marks from use. Buttstock shows normal dings, scratches and light indentations resulting from wear and use. There are no cracks.

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