December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Tack Decorated Spencer Model 1860 Rifle

.56-56RF caliber, 30" barrel, S/N 10021. Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut buttstock and forend. Matching serial number on barrel under forend. Standard three-line Spencer address and patent marks on receiver. Correct M1860 leaf rear sight, front sight/bayonet lug, correct smooth bottomed magazine follower tube, missing sling swivels. Buttstock decorated with 18 brass tacks of various sizes in two diagonal lines on the reverse and 20 in a circle and cross design on the obverse, with one tack head missing to complete the circle. The missing tack head reveals a square shank still in the stock.


Good. Retains no finish with a mottled and oxidized grayish-brown patina showing some scattered surface roughness and light pitting. Receiver markings remain legible, mechanically functional, heavily oxidized bore with evenly distributed light to moderate pitting. Stock with wear and numerous scattered bumps, dings and mars.

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

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