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Spencer rifle in new Zealand serial number match
« on: October 02, 2019, 07:09:41 am »
Hi there from New Zealand ,
I inherited a spencer saddle carbine  serial no.56606 can anyone help me or tell me about its origins and how it came to be in NZ in the late 1800?s I believe it .56-56 rimfire
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Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
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Hi Waybrooke1,

If you gave me the correct serial # then I have an exact match in my SRS Research book.  Spencer Carbine serial # 56606 was issued to Company D, 6th Illinois  Volunteer Cavalry, in 1865.  It's not too often that I get an exact serial # match.

How it ended up in NZ is anybody's guess.

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Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
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Wow that is amazing!! it is in very good condition I feel very privileged to have it in my collection I will see if there is any link between the charles family in Illinois
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Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
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Hello, Two Flints:

Given your "exact match" on #56606, perhaps this part of the thread should be moved to a new thread with that request for easier Search retrieval.

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Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
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Hi I am very green at this so not sure what to do there
Regards Ben
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