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Serial number request #339

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Arizona Trooper:
Those low number M-1865 rifles are a mystery. Many have government inspectors markings, but there is no known US contract. I was once in contact with a fellow who said he had documentation of a Mass. state contract for them, but lost touch with him.

Spencer was behind on the US M-1865 carbine contract, so it seems strange that the initial M-1865 production was rifles, but in fact, most of the serial numbers under 2000 are rifles.

Interesting as I have Burnside/Spencer carbine # 181. I was under the impression that 200+- Burnside/Spencer’s we’re delivered days befor the end of the war with more delivered just after.

How about serial # 80375 on a Carbine?


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