For the Red Dead Redemption variant, see Repeater Carbine. About very good bore showing frosting, oxidation and strong rifling throughout. definitely one of the most charismatic, successful and This effectively turned the carbine into a single-shot, the other seven cartridges being kept in the magazine in reserve - a device to warm the cockles of any penurious ordnance officer's heart. After the war, Spencers continued to be issued to cavalry troopers, eventually being replaced by Springfield Trapdoors. Spencer Carbine, .56-56 Spencer, 10%: $900. As for its place in history, well, it has been said that the final shot of the Civil War was fired by a soldier in the 9th Michigan Cavalry; given the armament of that unit, it is likely that the shot came from a Spencer carbine. Arming the Union through Innovation, Genius, and Agency, The Spencer was one of the most loved carbines of the Civil War due to its relative simplicity and, more importantly, its ability to shoot multiple bullets quickly without the hassle of reloading both the bullet and priming material after each shot. Revised (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Telegraph Press, 1953), 204. The .56-56 Spencer was an American black powder rifle cartridge . The serial number is found at the rear of the breech. For Spencer, the timing could not have been better. Recoil is very light, and the overall experience is wonderful. This year, H&R announced an expansion of its AR-15 lineup, bringing additional "retro" models to the market, including a 9 mm Luger-chambered Colt SMG clone, an M16A2-styled rifle and the carbine-size 723. Spencer Model 1865 Saddle Ring Carbine by Burnside Rifle Co. Joe Kurtenbach and Caleb Giddings also look at the first-ever optics-ready carry revolvers with the new Taurus 605 and 856 T.O.R.O. Of this number, 14,494 were equipped with the Stabler cut-off and 16,008 without. Then a metal forked tongue and a breech piece called a projection held the cartridge in place at the cartridges tip. The Spencer carbine was the first of the successful repeaters, and was afterwards thought to be the most finished and ready weapon of the Civil War., -- William Addleman Ganoe, History of the United States Army, p. 247, --David Miller, Illustrated Directory of Guns: A Collectors Guide to over 2,000 Military, Sporting, and Antique Firearms, p. 539-540. With the action closed, the hammer was then cocked, and the Spencer was ready to fire again. The powder charge was about 45 grains.1 Approximately 60,000 cartridges were sold to the government throughout the Civil War.1. Like the original, it is chambered for .56-50 centerfire, which takes it out of the Civil War era and puts it at the forefront of our western expansion. They did list the costs of a new repro, and right now they are making the carbine. (AL4434 ), 1860 Spencer Carbine 56-56 Caliber - Serial #21923, New Taylor Spencer Carbine .45lc, 20" Barrel. serial #16506, 56 Spencer, 22 barrel with six-groove rifling and a partially bright fair-good bore showing some scattered patches of moderate pitting and oxidation with good, "Relic Spencer Model 1865 Saddle Ring Carbine. The tube is pulled out for reloading, nothing is actually inserted. 1 ArcadiGluckman, Identifying Old U.S. Muskets, Rifles & Carbines(New York: Bonanza Books, 1965), 390. Ben Voss FN Product Manager talks about the new FN SCAR 15P ultra-compact rifle-caliber pistol at SHOT Show 2023. The Italian firm Armi Sport is producing the rifle, which appears of reasonable quality and will serve reenactments and traditionalists well. Use tab to navigate through the menu items. The .56-50-cal. The Confederates were in the process of flanking the First New Jersey Cavalry during the battle, and Sgt. The caliber was reduced, and many Civil War Spencers were taken to Springfield Armory, where they were refurbished and converted to handle the new .56-52 and .56-50 rimfire rounds (which were virtually interchangeable). The trooper-loaded down with his Spencer carbine, 40 rounds of ammunition and full haversack-disappeared entirely in the mud and water, and only the quick help of his friends saved him. By the time the wartime contracts were completed on Jan. 1, 1866, the Spencer factory had delivered 64,685 carbines. In-game Information Players can expect high damage. M1865 Spencer carbines manufactured by the Burnside Rifle Co. and the Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces with 20-inch barrels, and they had an overall length of 37 inches. Others do not fill up enough of the case, leaving considerable air space, and as a result powder positioning becomes critical, which can adversely affect pressures, ignition, velocities and in several instances proved unsafe. Pushing down the guard lever below the trigger opened the breech and extracted the spent cartridge. The new .56-46 Spencer was plagued with feeding problems and grumblings from hunters of being underpowered. The first Spencer carbines did not reach the field until late 1863, at which time three cavalry regiments reported having nearly 1,000 Spencer carbines, but, by the winter of 1864, several Army of the Potomac cavalry regiments had been rearmed with M1860 Spencer carbines. The SCAR 15P is chambered for 5.56 NATO and, with its 7.5-inch barrel, is the most compact SCAR to date. Spencer Carbine with Stabler Cutoff.LAYAWAY? Apparently, Lincoln was impressed right from the get-go, asking Spencer to explain the workings of the piece and disassemble it in order to "see the inwardness of the thing," which Spencer did. He buried one of his loaded guns, then dug it up, soaked it in salt water and proceeded to fire it 250 times without cleaning it. 4Gluckman, Identifying Old U.S. Muskets, Rifles & Carbines, 389. The Spencer is a lever-action repeating rifle designed by Christopher Spencer in 1860. In fact, I was regularly able to ring the 100-yard gong during our session at Angeles Shooting Range (www.angelesranges.com). Six additional carbines were delivered as samples, prototypes and models. Here we present an antique Spencer Patent Burnside Contract Model 1865 Conversion to a Rifle, 20 inch blued barrel features a blade front and folding ladder rear sights with a very good bore. CONDITION: Good. Spencers also found use in other lands, including Mexico and by the French during the Franco-Prussian War (1871), where many thousands of surplus rifles and carbines saw service. On March 6, 1860, Spencer received a patent on a lever-action repeater with a rotating block, which fed rimfire cartridges into the chamber via a tubular magazine bored through the buttstock. On the Model 1860, the flat top surface of the receiver was stamped: As the Spencer Repeating Rifle Co. was completing its contract with the U.S. Army for 7,500 30-inch-barreled Spencer rifles in June 1863, the company requested a contract for an additional 11,000 carbines at $25 each, which was awarded on July 13, 1863. About Us Larry's Pistol & Pawn has been buying and selling guns, ammo, and shooting accessories for over 40 years. Whether you choose a modern repro or decide to shoot your original, I can heartily recommend the Spencer repeating rifle for a fun day at the range. This is loaded using Swiss black powder and properly headstamped brass (item #STR5650). Wood is, Here's a Spencer's Taylor 56-50 bought from Taylor's new never shot it wood is beautiful on this gun comes with a hard shell case see pictures for description thanks Rob. The new-for-2023 lineup includes ultralight hunting stocks and a VGA 2-pound adjustable vertical-grip stock. RCC has manufactured a reloadable rimfire by creating a primer pocket that is offset to the edge of the rim of the cartridge and a webbing to give it the ability to be reloaded. Actuating the loading lever causes the breechblock to fall. Lowering the operating lever, which also served as the trigger guard, ejected the fired case and automatically fed the next round into the chamber from the magazine. Naval Commander John A. Dalgren immediately ordered 700 rifles. Indeed, by now the war had escalated to mounted battles, and although Army and Navy rifles were produced, the carbine was favored. Then the hammer was manually cocked and the trigger pulled. The powder charge was about 45 grains.. But such longevity was not enjoyed by the Spencer Repeating Rifle Company. On March 6, 1860, Spencer received a patent on a lever-action repeater with a rotating block, which fed rimfire cartridges into the chamber via a tubular magazine bored through the buttstock. It allowed the carbine to be fired as a single-shot with the seven cartridges in the magazine being held in reserve. 1870S. A few days later, on the skirmish line, the men noticed a number of hogs rooting in the woods in front of their position. FINE SPENCER 1860 CARBINE IN CALIBER 50 RF GI#: 102191653 20 inch round barrel with 3-groove rifled bore chambered in 50 RF caliber. The .56-50-cal. SERIAL NUMBER 11116 BARREL MANUFACTURED 1865.. Has the stabler cutoff for Indian Wat usage. 30". Taurus Marketing Manager Caleb Giddings highlights the features of the new Taurus Raging Hunter 460 Magnum, a purpose-built revolver with a 10.5-inch barrel and an effective recoil-taming brake, with Guns & Ammo Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach. Post war factory alteration of the Army modelS# 95918. Raising the lever inserted the cartridge into the chamber. CA. Gun retains about 75% barrel blue. Barrel lacks the 1865 markings and is not numbered. says that the adopted Spencer model had 6 grooves for its rifling, not three. .Cal. HEAVY BARREL SPORTING REPEATING RIFLE MARKED A.J. US Model 1860 Spencer Carbine with Indian War Upgrades. Bullet diameter: .512 inch, case length: 1.150 inches and overall . Spencers are still popular in France and often taken afield by some of my friends in l'Arquebusiers de France. models. After waiting for invitee Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton - who was ultimately a no-show, saying he was too busy to attend ("They do pretty much as they have a mind to over there," quipped Lincoln) - they put the Spencer repeating rifle through its paces. About 90% slightly thinning case color. Lever-action carbine with adjustable rear ta, Nice solid Spencer Saddle Ring Carbine. Following discharge, the hammer was again placed on halfcock (necessary from a safety standpoint, as the firing pin was a single piece of metal sliding through the right side of the breechblock, and if the action were closed quickly, it would be possible to accidentally discharge a round), and the lever was lowered. Testimonial upon testimonial arrived at the Spencer works, which by 1863 had relocated to the Chickering Piano-Forte Building in Boston, MA. The metal and wood are in v, Spencer Carbine Antique Rifle Serial Number 26991 .50 Caliber Rimfire Post-War Alteration with 3-groove barrel and Stabler cutoff Lots of honest wear on this one. Many powders simply do not burn predictably or reliably at these lower pressure levels and can give erratic results. This is a post-Civil War carbine, built with the Stabler cut-off, and retains a stunning amount of the original, bright color ca, "Serial No. In spite of a complication of parts, the Spencer proved capable of firing seven shots in 10 seconds (one wonders if these were "aimed" shots) and went through 500 rounds with only one failure, which- for a black-powder gun with its propensity for fouling- was remarkable. The case was a rimfire, loaded with a 350-grain bullet and driven with 45 grains of black powder. Serial Number 12,536 - Calibre .56-50. Here is the data that was printed in the article. Subscriber Services. The carbine balances well, with most of the weight to the rear, which makes it feel slightly barrel-light, but this also made it a pleasure to shoot offhand. As of this writing, no standard pressures have been established for either the rifle or factory ammunition. It's worth a check. Gun appears to have post-war arsenal alterations. Reloading can be done by manually placing a single cartridge into the butt port (via the removed magazine cover/tube through the open rear) or by pre-made cartridge cases called "Blakeslee Cartridge Cases", these ammo The number of cartridges is variable. These are very rare to encounter and extremely rare in this condition. On June 7, 1861- just three months after Fort Sumter- Spencer's rifle was tested by the U.S. Army. A sling swivel was located on the buttstock, and there was a sling ring and bar on the carbines left-side grip area. Pressures this low are difficult for the hobby handloader to determine using conventional methods such as measuring case head expansion, even when using sensitive calipers that measure as small as 0.0001 inch. "Relic Spencer Model 1865 Saddle Ring Carbine (AL3960). Receiver has traces of ca, 20 inch round barrel with 3-groove rifled bore chambered in 50 RF caliber. ------------------------ Hickok45 videos are filmed on my own private. Gun has a bout 75% toning, 26 inch round barrel with a fine bore. Cavalry units carried a conglomeration of muzzleloading and breechloading single-shots. Caliber .56-56. The original .56-50 Spencer cartridge was reported to have been designed by Springfield Armory around 1861 and soon thereafter offered in the Model 1865 Spencer lever-action carbine (as well as Remington, Sharps, Peabody and other arms). But a call to Cimarron confirmed that the company is now dutifully removing the plugs so that its replicas have the same firepower as the prototype. Undaunted, Spencer conducted another test that same month, this time for the U.S. Navy. No Spencer carbines were on issue at the Battle of Gettysburg, though two units under Custer had the rifles. That battle and the next days action at Five Forks-plus the breakthrough around Petersburg-forced Lee to evacuate Petersburg and Richmond. Bob Meinert, FN Marketing Director, introduces FN's first commercial pistol suppressor, the FN Rush 9Ti. Receiver and trigger guard show areas, "Spencer Sporting rifle. One dropped a number of cartridges, nose-first, into the magazine. Flip up sporting rear sight and post front sight. 2014 Metal is in excellent condition with mino, Converted .50 caliber Spencer carbine to a 20 guage shotgun. Lured back to Cheney Brothers with the offer of a job as superintendent, in between his silk ribbon-manufacturing chores he turned his attentions to designing a repeating firearm. But Spencer's company was ill equipped to turn out so many guns, and initial shipments were not made until 1863. The Ten-X black-powder loads shot three inches high from point of aim, while the smokeless loads were right on the money elevation-wise. The Fifth New York suffered about 80 casualties in the action. The bore has strong rifling but c, This is a used Spencer 1865M, 56-50 lever action rifle It is a 7 shot repeater with cut off switch and a 20" blued barrel Late Civil War "March 1865" This one is equiped with t, SPENCER MODEL Civil War manufactured 1865 REPEATING Saddle Ring CARBINE serial #15508, 56-52 caliber, 20" barrel with a good three-groove bore showing some scattered patches of moderate pit, CHIAPPA 1860 SPENCER CARBINE .56-50 SPENCER, Spencer carbineconverted to a 20 guage shotgun, Mid-CIVIL WAR Antique SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE CO. .52 Cal. The original .56-50 Spencer cartridge was reported to have been designed by Springfield Armory around 1861 and soon thereafter offered in the Model 1865 Spencer lever-action carbine (as well as Remington, Sharps, Peabody and other arms). Although produced too late to see action against Johnny Reb, the Model 1865 was issued to numerous frontier Army posts and due to its firepower was highly regarded among good men and bad throughout the West. That means that if you have a loaded magazine in the buttstock and try to fingerload a round in the chamber, the Spencer will jam as you raise the lever. "At this point it absolutely seems a pity to kill men so. Inspector marks J.J. in front of sling bar, P - on Hammer, This is 52 caliber Civil War Model 1860 carbine. Today these are some of the most valuable and sought-after of his products. The gun is . '", Lincoln kept the rifle, and the next day he took his secretary, John Hay, out for another shooting session, during which Hay described the Spencer as "a wonderful gun, loading with absolutely contemptible simplicity and ease with seven balls and firing the whole readily and deliberately in less than half a minute.". Brevet Maj. Gen. James Wilson felt that the Spencers were the best firearms ever put into the hands of the soldier. Spencer carbine speedloader. But it was the Spencer repeating rifle that really established his name in the pantheon of American inventors. To explain in more detail: When the lever was fully down and the breech slide completely free from the tubes opening, a spiral spring and plug propelled the next cartridge into place. A spring-loaded follower tube was then pressed into the tube and locked in place. A good, balanced choice for hunting and medium-range combat . Ordnance authorities had already expended much time, expense and labor in testing, developing and buying these arms, so at the onset of the war (which was only supposed to last about six months) many officials were loath to get too involved in looking at new guns. When the Spencers did get to the front lines, they saw plenty of action in the Battle of Antietam at Gettysburg under Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer and with the 7th Connecticut Cavalry at the Battle of Olustee. This Spencer has a frontier blacksmith modified lever to allow the use of heavy mittens or gloves. Though ballistics were similar, the Spencer had one great advantage - it could be loaded and fired in a fraction of the time that was necessary for either of the other two guns. The archives remain silent on the fate of his horse. In the great battle of Gettysburg those regiments achieved the most enduring renown by the success with which they foiled all the efforts of Stuart with his boasted Virginia cavalry to get into the ammunition and supply trains. The Spencer cartridges were made in three sizes: .50, .52, and .56 caliber. A saddle bar and ring was located on the buttstocks left, and sling swivels were located on the barrel band and underside of the buttstock. After Spencer put the gun back together, Lincoln asked him if he had any engagements the following day, to which the inventor replied that he did not. On the last day of March, Sheridans cavalry was attacked by Confederate infantry and cavalry at Dinwiddie Court House. Stabler was paid a royalty of 25 cents for each carbine fabricated with his magazine cut-off device. John Wilson from Company L and one other trooper slowed the rebel advance long enough to allow the withdrawal of the lead horses. Identifying Old U.S. Muskets, Rifles & Carbines, The Spencers metallic rimfire cartridges enabled to gun to work as it did. The SCAR 15P is chambered for 5.56 NATO and, with its 7.5-inch barrel, is the most compact SCAR to date. Deliveries started in October, and by the end of the year the government received 7,000 carbines. The Sharps 462-grain bullet moved out at about 1,000 fps, for an ME of 1,100 ft-lbs. The "Spencer Carbine" was simply a shorter, lighter, more compact version of the basic .