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Title: Low number burnside spencer carbine
Post by: Agitate on October 10, 2021, 02:46:36 PM
Bought awhile back a burnside spencer numbered 30x2 - apparently one of the first carbines after their rifle production ! It also has an official as opposed to hand carved number 79 stamped on the left side of stock close to butt ! How can one find any info on this relic esp with the significance of that number stamped into the stock ?? Thanks to any who care to respond !!
Title: Re: Low number burnside spencer carbine
Post by: DJ on October 10, 2021, 02:57:12 PM
Does your carbine have a Stabler cutoff?

I'm not sure what  you mean by Burnside "rifle production."  Burnside made Spencer and Burnside carbines and, I believe, early in the war  a very very few Burnside patent rifles (using the "ice cream cone" percussion cartridge), but I am not aware of Burnside-manufactured Spencer rifles other than the ones converted from carbines by Springfield Armory in the 1870s.

Do you have photos?  They could be helpful and educational.

--DJ