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Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9280 Price : SOLD
Item : CIVIL WAR U.S. MODEL 1860 SPENCER CAVALRY CARBINE
Description :
This is an original, Civil War U.S. Model 1860 Spencer Repeating Cavalry Carbine. The Spencer was a breech loading, lever action, repeating design fed from a tubular magazine in the butt. It was .52 caliber, firing the .56-.56 Spencer rimfire cartridge. The cartridge designation referred to the case diameter at the throat and base, being a straight walled case. The Spencer was adopted after a private demonstration given to President Lincoln, who heartily endorsed the new design. The Spencer Carbine would go on to become the main cavalry arm of the United States, serving well into the Indian War period. This carbine is in good to very good condition. There is very little finish remaining. The gun has an overall dark brown patina with light pitting in some areas. The mechanics work well but need a good cleaning as there is a bit of fresh rust visible in a couple of spots . The bore is dark with some light pitting, but the rifling remains strong throughout. The stock is in good condition with the usual dings and scratches associated with use. The wood has shrunken a bit leaving a slight gap where it joins the frame. There is a chip on the right side at the trigger plate just below the hammer. There are no visible inspector's cartouches. This is a rugged old warhorse that has seen some action, but an honest example of the "Damn Yankee rifle you could load in the morning and shoot all day"! Stock no. 24704

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