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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, MA. 4
Descriptions
walnut 486 steel 2355 trigger 354 plain 345 iron 419
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
1863-1864
Dimensions:
L: 47 in, Barrel length: 30 in, H: 8.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
The Spencer Navy repeating rifle was produced 1862-1864. About 710 such pieces were purchased by the Navy. Made by Spencer Repeating Rifle Co., Boston, Mass., the total carbines and rifles produced was about 144,500 with about 107,372 going to the U.S. govt. The Spencer was one of the most colorful and widely used of Civil War firearms. Toward the end of the Civil War, the Spencer established itself firmly as the main arm for Cavalry use and was widely issued during the Indian war era also. The Spencer Co. was purchased by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1869.
Inscription:
[top of receiver:] SPENCER REPEATING;RIFLE CO. BOSTON, MASS.; PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860.; 3450
Remarks:
Re-catalogued by JMH, 4-12-93
Model:
Spencer "Navy" Military Rifle
Caliber/Gauge:
.52 RF
Serial Number:
3450
Accession Number:
1988.8.1065

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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