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1860 Spencer #43712
« on: August 23, 2021, 03:33:37 PM »
Need information on a spencer serial #43712 just acquired this rifle and trying to find any history on it. I would appreciate any help I was told Beaucoup could help but cant find him. I would appreciate any help.

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Re: 1860 Spencer 343712
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 05:15:55 PM »
It would probably help someone look it up if you could settle on a single serial number--343712 vs. 43712.  I suspect you meant the latter, but a photo or three would be nice.

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Re: 1860 Spencer 43712
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2021, 07:19:31 PM »
Missed that thanks

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Re: 1860 Spencer #43712
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2021, 07:40:50 PM »
Looks like you have a Spencer Carbine, and NOT a Spencer rifle.  Look under the forearm and on the underside of the barrel you will find the carbine's serial #, and it should be the same serial # as found on the top of the receiver.  Just verify the numbers, please.

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Re: 1860 Spencer #43712
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2021, 07:59:57 PM »
Does it have any factory markings on the top of the receiver or breech end of the barrel other than the serial number?  Can you post a photo of the opening in the top of the receiver and measure the length of the barrel?  Those can help identify the specific model--1860, 1865, 1867, or New Model.

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Re: 1860 Spencer #43712
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Re: 1860 Spencer #43712
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2021, 09:44:30 PM »
Friend Garry, to clear a little confusion, my use of "beaucoup" on the FaceBook forum was not to reference a proper name but to reference the French usage, meaning "much".

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Re: 1860 Spencer #43712
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2021, 05:50:18 PM »
Thanks just what someone gave me

 

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