American Civil War Spencer Model 1860 Carbine in .56-56 Spencer Rimfire ** Handsome Civil War Issued Carbine **
Guns International #: 101278219 Seller's Inventory #: CBP19-185
Category: Civil War Carbines - Spencer Rifles
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Seller: Antique & Modern Firearms, Inc.
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The revolutionary Spencer Repeating Rifle Company Model 1860 Carbine was introduced in 1863 during the American Civil War. The 7-shot repeater chambered in the .56-56 Spencer metallic rimfire cartridge was one of the most important weapons of the war, as the firepower advantage it gave an individual soldier against an enemy armed with a muzzle-loading musket was immense. Issued mainly to Union cavalry troops, the Spencer 1860 Carbine became the most sought-after weapon of the Civil War. The Confederates captured a number of Spencers during the course of the war, but they were not able to use them to great effect because they could not secure enough of the metallic cartridge ammunition which was manufactured in Union territory. The Spencer carbine served throughout the Civil War and into the American Indian Wars, before finally being replaced by the Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield. Many of these U.S. property Spencer carbines were sold off as surplus to civilians, where many of them had second lives protecting settlers headed out to the American West, as well as taking game to feed them. This particular Model 1860 Carbine is serial number 40825, and it appears to have served in the Civil War and also spent time in civilian service. Full description to follow shortly...
Manufacturer: Spencer Repeating Rifle Company
Model: Model 1860 Carbine
Serial Number: 40825
Caliber Info: .56-56 Spencer Rimfire
Barrels: 22" Inches