Lot 109

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U.S. Spencer Contract Model 1865 by Burnside Rifle Co. manufactured 1865
serial number 13043; .52 rimfire [usually referred to as 56-56], lever action, walnut stock, blued finish, marked "MODEL 1865, SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE, PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860, MANUF'D AT PROV. R.I., BY BURNSIDE RIFLE CO." at top of breech.
overall L37 1/8" barrel L18 1/2"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #999999990004 and H663)

Literature: Flayderman, Norm. FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS AND THEIR VALUES. 9th ed. Gun Digest Books, 2007.

  • Bore pitted, no finish remaining, coated with dried grease, varnish or oil. Some pitting on metal, two screw holes where a plate was removed. 4" crack in stock at bottom on right, 6" crack on left (these parallel the magazine tube). Replaced screw at front of sling swivel bar. Does not have Stabler cut-off; magazine tube intact.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

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