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muddinman_04
October 2, 2009, 09:12 AM
Just thought I would share a couple pictures of the 1865 Spencer Carbine I picked up this last weekend. I traded an old Russian SVT40 I had for it.
It appears to be all original, but the rear sight has been changed to a buckhorn style sight. However, the action is very tight with no broken or missing parts.

Enjoy:
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q317/muddinman04/100_1369.jpg?t=1254492525

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q317/muddinman04/100_1370.jpg?t=1254492554

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q317/muddinman04/100_1371.jpg?t=1254492599

James K
October 2, 2009, 06:20 PM
Not a bad deal, IMO. www.dixiegunworks.com has repro rear sights that may require fitting. Also check www.ssfirearms.com, as they had some original Spencer parts (I don't know about sights).

Jim

30-30remchester
October 2, 2009, 07:53 PM
Nice piece of history you have there. I dont see a Stabler cutoff so am guessing this is a civilian model. Look carefully for very tiny very lightly struck cartouches on the buttstock. Also a conversion kit is avalible to convert this to the 56-50 centerfire which is avalible as loaded rounds or there is handloading componants. This conversion can be done in minutes and does not alter your originial firearm.