SOLD - Spencer Model 1860 Repeating Rifle with Documents
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1/25/19 - This is an original Spencer model 1860 Repeating Rifle. The rifle comes with a packet of documentation, both original documents and copies of public records, as well as a signed letter by author Earl J. Coates attesting to conclusive proof that Private Fox with the 105th Pennsylvania purchased this firearm upon discharge after the Civil War. There's a copy of the discharge paperworks for Pvt. Fox included - a Spencer Rifle is noted but without serial number. However all of the documents together as well as the serial number range the rifle falls in all help to paint a conclusive picture for this rifle. Charles M Fox ( 1836- 1914) enlisted in the Union army July 1864 and was mustered out July 1865. He was a member of the 105th Pennsylvania volunteers. His unit engaged confederate forces at Hatchers creek, Sailors Run, Petersburg and finally the surrender at Appomattox Court House April 9,1865. Mr Fox served during these events. The gun has honest wear and patina throughout - as shown in photos. There is some cracking in on the right side of the stock. The rifle is loaded from the butt plate, and the metal loading cover is slightly loose, but original and in tact/functional. The rifle has a smooth action as well. Incredibly, the rifling is in tact and there's speckling throughout. Overall about a 6/10. Please see photos for all that is included (documents, ammunition, public records / history). Guaranteed original and authentic.
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