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US M1860 Spencer Rifle

.52-56 Spencer, 30" barrel secured by three barrel bands, S/N 9600. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock and forehead. Standard three-line Spencer address and patent information on top of receiver. Sub-inspected "H" on left barrel flat and with two clear script crouches at wrist: HHH and DAP, both correct for this rifle in this serial number range. Correct pattern long range rear sight, correct front sight/bayonet lug, correct magazine follower tube. Retains both sling swivels. This rifle is not listed by serial number in the Springfield Research Service serial number books, but the majority of the Spencer Rifles in this serial number range saw service with the 10th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, the 5th Company Independent Ohio Sharpshooters and the 11th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry. Martially marked Spencer Rifles from the Civil War in this state of preservation are rarely encountered.

Condition:

Very good to fine. Retains some thinning, streaky blue on the barrel, with the balance a smoky bluish-gray patina. Receiver with some strong case color on the obverse, weaker on the reverse, hammer and lock with traces of muted color, breech block with good color as well. Markings clear and legible. Mechanically functional, fine, bright bore. Stock lightly cleaned with some added oil and scattered handling marks, bumps and dings.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$4,700
10/31/2018

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