Here's a handsome looking model 1865 Spencer carbine manufactured by Burnside Rifle Co. This Spencer has a great used, but never abused look. The metal has a great patina with no rust or pitting. The stocks are in excellent shape with only minor handling marks and no chips and only a few of the typical "Spencer drying cracks" seen on most original carbines.
The magazine tube is original and in good condition and can be removed from the butt stock easily. The spring is present and functional. A reproduction magazine tube is also included with the gun; an it has been set up for shooting center fire cartridges. The lock is in excellent condition with a wonderfully smooth action which holds solid on both full and half cock. The action of the breech block is smooth and positive with all parts present and accounted for with no rust, pitting or damage. This Spencer also includes to breech blocks; one center fire block (installed in the gun) and one original rimfire block. All the manufacturer's stamps and markings are present and legible.
The bore is good with strong rifling and some light frosting in some areas. . Externally, the barrel has a great patina with no rust or pitting. The rear sight is intact and in great shape. The front sight has been modified for shooting at 50 yds.
This is a great example of America's first repeater priced modestly to be attractive to any collector.