3167: Civil War Spencer Model 1860 Carbine
Serial number falls into the range of model 1860 carbines produced during the Civil War. The top of the receiver is marked "SPENCER REPEATING/RIFLE CO. BOSTON, MASS./PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860". Six groove rifled barrel with the standard ladder type military rear sight, sling swivel at butt, (base only), and saddle ring bar and ring mounted on the left side. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock.
BBL: 22 inch round
Gauge: 52 RF
Serial Number: 30102
Good. The metal surfaces have a dark brown patina with some minor oxidation on the barrel and some minor pitting on the receiver. The wood is fair. The forearm has a couple of moderate chips and overall is "chewed up". There are nine large notches cut into the top of the wrist, the right side has been sanded and has uneven areas, and overall there are minor gouges, dings and scratches. The receiver marking is clear. Mechanically fine.