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Old October 2, 2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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1865 Spencer Carbine

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.


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

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Old October 2, 2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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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.
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