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    Extremely Rare U.S. Spencer M1860 Navy Rifle. Serial no. 189, .52 caliber, 30-inch blued barrel with copper blade front and folding ladder rear sights. Bayonet lug under the muzzle. Six twist rifling. Top of breech Boston address and 1860 patent date. Case-hardened receiver and iron mountings. Full length walnut stock with iron tip and three barrel bands. Sling swivels at middle band and under buttstock. No martial markings observed. See Marcot, Spencer Repeating Firearms pg 124 for photo of Navy rifle muzzle. See also pg. 184 for photo of bayonet with serial no. 189. According to Roy Marcot "100% of these rifles went to the Navy." Total purchase by U.S. Navy was 709 muskets of this pattern. Very few have survived.
    Condition: Very good retaining approximately 30-40% finish especially in protected areas, the balance thinning to a brown patina. Patches of pitting at breech, receiver and lower tang. Traces of silvered case-hardening remain mixed with dark patina. Dark bore with distinct rifling. Action crisp. Well-preserved magazine removes easily.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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