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    Spencer Model 1865 Repeating Saddle Ring Carbine. Serial no. 17658, .52 caliber, 20-inch barrel with fixed front and adjustable rear sight. Blued finish with casehardened frame, lever, lower tang and buttplate. JLC inspector mark present on left side of barrel near breech. Numerous single letter inspector proofs throughout gun, including cartouches to stock near saddle ring on the left side. Serial number marking behind hammer on upper tang area of frame. Top of receiver marked "SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE / PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860 / MANUF'D AT PROV. R.I. / BY BURNSIDE RIFLE CO." and "[different angle] MODEL 1865". These guns were numbered in their own range from 1 to 34000. According to Flayderman's, the U.S. government purchased 30,502. See 9B-086.

    Condition: Fine. Retaining most of the original bluing to barrel with small patches of losses or thinning. Light pitting marks and dings from storage and handling. Case colors are strong throughout gun with thinning concentrating to buttplate and lower tang area. Various scuffs, dings and mars to stocks focusing more to the left side on the gun. Action good. Bore good. A very pleasing example.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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