.56-52 Spencer, 30" barrel, S/N 275. Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock and forend. Standard 3-line Spencer address and patent information on top of receiver, somewhat weak but legible. No inspection marks present. Correct pattern magazine tube, adjustable leaf rear sight, fixed block and blade front sight, three solid, spring-retained barrel bands, sling swivels on middle band and in toe of stock. Saber bayonet lug with 1" guide key under barrel. Accompanied by a correct pattern Collins & Company made brass-handled saber bayonet with scabbard. Bayonet dated 1861 with serial number 8 on top of hilt. During the American Civil War some 1,009 Spencer military rifles, of which 709 were saber bayonet rifles all in the serial number range of 1-750. This is one of those scarce Navy contract Spencer rifles complete with the saber bayonet and scabbard.
Good. Retains no finish with a mottled gray and brown patina, scattered oxidation and some pinpricking and light pitting. Metal with some scattered impact marks. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered light pitting. Stock and forend worn, with numerous dings and mars, buttstock with a 4" crack on the reverse. Bayonet and scabbard about very good.
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