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Spencer 7-Shot Repeating Lever Action Carbine

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Spencer 7-Shot Repeating Lever Action Carbine
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Indian Wars Altered Spencer 7-Shot Repeating Lever Action Cartridge Carbine, #47532, .50 RF (.56-50/.56-52) cal., 22'' blued round barrel having integral block-blade front sight and single-leaf adjustable rear sight; top of case hardened steel receiver marked ''Spencer Repeating/Rifle Co., Boston, Mass./Pat'd. March 6, 1860'' (markings very faint) in three lines; case hardened steel furniture including single barrel band, left-side sling bar and ring, sling swivel under buttstock, and steel buttplate having a sliding door opening to the magazine tube for cartridge loading; oil-finished walnut forend and buttstock having a clear ''ESA'' cartouche of Master Armorer Erskine S. Allin on left side. Originally mfg'd 1863-65. Some 11,000 of these arms were altered and refinished at Springfield Armory c. 1867-1874: the alterations included sleeving the barrel for the smaller caliber three-groove rifled bore, and the addition of a Stabler Cutoff ahead of the trigger (allows for use as a single-shot). Condition is very good as likely refinished at the time of alteration (accounting for the weak receiver markings): barrel retains approx. 50% blue mixing with occasional discoloration; receiver shows nicely mottled case hardening colors, with softer colors on the sideplate, hammer, operating lever and buttplate. Stocks are sound with few marks, fit well and show nice coloration. Action functions smoothly; internals appear as-new; bore is bright with defined rifling. Est.: $1,750-$2,750. (Antique)