Spencer / Burnside Rifle Co., 1865 Carbine, 56-50 Cal., MFG. 186...
Item # 4041
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Started 2019-01-30 00:00:00
Ended 2019-03-02 03:18:24

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Spencer / Burnside Rifle Co., 1865 Carbine, 56-50 Cal., MFG. 1865, SN: 22XXX, Lever Action Carbine, 22'' Round barrel, On June 27, 1864, the Burnside Rifle Co. entered into a contract with the Ordnance Dept. to manufacture about 30,500 Spencer Model carbines with deliveries completed by Aug. 31, 1865. With the changes directed to be made to the carbines, deliveries did not start until April 15, 1865, and they continued until the end of October, with a 30,496 M1865 Spencer carbines being delivered. In total, the Burnside Company made just over 34,000 of this carbine. They paid Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. a royalty of 50 cents for each carbine delivered to the Ordnance Dept., and $1 was paid for the 4,000 Spencer carbines sold to military individuals and civilians. On this example, wood stock good solid & original except a couple of tight crack to forearm at the receiver & cracks at the buttplate where the magazine tube enters& exits the stock. Small chips of missing wood to stock at the top of wrist. Lots of contusions, scratches & dings, shrinkage at the toe. Metal has an even coverage of dark brown freckled patina, bore is good, brown, with strong rifling, adjustable rear ladder sight without slide, but strong snap, original front sight. Markings on top of receiver ''MODEL 1865/ SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE/PATS MARCH 6 1860/MANUFD AT PROV. R.I./ BY BURNSIDE RIFLE CO''. Missing the saddle ring & attaching rail. Tight action. This Burnside Contract Model 1865 is a great example of a weapon used by the US Federal Cavalry after the close of the Civil War & would make a great addition to highlight any military display or rifle collection! Antique No FFL Req. - Value: 3000 to 6000

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Spencer / Burnside Rifle Co., 1865 Carbine, 56-50 Cal., MFG. 186...
Item # 4041
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