Iconic CIVIL WAR Antique SPENCER Repeating Carbine
Early Repeater Made Famous During the Civil War & Wild West
Here we present an antique Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. Army Model Rifle, made circa 1863-1864 in Boston, Massachusetts, during the Civil War. These lever-operated, breech-loading rifles were marvels of the time and had a lasting impact on how war was to be fought in the future. Though their service life in the U.S. military was relatively short, the Spencer story includes Christopher Spencer, the inventor of the rifle, demonstrating and shooting with President Abraham Lincoln, who gave his full endorsement of the piece. Supposedly, during the battle at Gettysburg, a captured Rebel that day said one could “load in the morning and fire all day!” This was due to the Spencer’s most endearing quality: a 7-round magazine tube in the butt of the gun. This gave the shooter phenomenal firepower in a day when most soldiers were muzzle-loading single shots or even singly loading their breech-loading carbines. This is one of the iconic carbines of the Civil War and Western Frontier.
The overall condition is very good. The surfaces have a smooth and even plum patina. The markings are clear. The walnut stock is in great shape with nice cartouches and some period handling marks. The bore is in great shape, clean with nice rifling. The action is excellent. Here is a fantastic example of one of the best carbines of the Civil War just the way you want it!
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Barrel is 22 inches.
Caliber: .52 Spencer
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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