Christopher Miner Spencer was a leading figure in the machine tool industry when he first produced the 1860 model carbine, which was different from any other firearm then on the market. It was accurate, fired rapidly, had a long effective range, and held seven metallic cartridges that werent affected by moisture. It could be fired more rapidly than a Colt-style revolver and reloaded in one-tenth the time.
In 1865, the gunmaker delivered the 1865 Spencer Carbine, modified to correct flaws inherent in the 1860 design. Today, the 1865 Spencer, in carbine and rifle, has been recreated by Taylors & Co and Armi Chiappa. It features a case-hardened frame, blue barrel, and walnut stock.
Specifications and Features:
Caliber: .56-50 Spencer
Action: lever action repeater
Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel: 20", blued, 1:16 twist, 6 grooves
Frame: case hardened
Sights: rear ladder, fixed front
Stock: walnut with rear swivel
Weight: 9 lbs
Overall length: 37"