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Lot 1200: Springfield Conversion Spencer Army Repeating Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Springfield Conversion Spencer Army Model Repeating Rifle with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Springfield Conversion Spencer Army Model Repeating Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Spencer
Model: 1860 Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50 RF
Barrel: 30 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 329
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 89
Class: Antique
Description:

Approximately 11,470 Spencer Model 1860 Army rifles were originally manufactured and delivered between 1863-1865. 1,215 were altered after the war at Springfield Armory between 1867-1874 to fire .50 rimfire ammunition, lined with three-groove rifling, and were fitted with the Stabler cut-off as seen on this example. Spencers were easily among the most advanced weapons of the Civil War and remained in use during the late-19th century Indian Wars in the hands of both the U.S. Army and various Native Americans. This example has standard markings and features. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes an unmarked socket bayonet and period leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 20% blue finish on the barrel concentrated at the muzzle and breech end with smooth mottled brown and gray patina on the balance, frame turned to a smooth gray patina with some scattered light pitting, and sharp markings in the metal. Wood is very fine with scattered light scratches and dents, a few chips behind the lock and behind the lower tang. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet is very fine with sharp edges and some light pitting, sling is fine with some light cracking.



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