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Offline Waybrooke1

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New Zealand Spencer and Serial # Exact Match
« on: October 01, 2019, 09:49:28 pm »
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
« Last Edit: October 02, 2019, 03:15:26 pm by Two Flints »

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Re: Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 06:28:17 am »
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: Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 06:37:17 am »
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: Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 07:04:25 am »
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.

Very respectfully,
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« Last Edit: October 02, 2019, 07:06:02 am by El Supremo »
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Re: Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 07:05:57 am »
Hi I am very green at this so not sure what to do there
Regards Ben

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Re: Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019, 07:07:50 am »
All fine, Ben:

So happy for you.
Two Flints will help.

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Re: Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019, 07:09:12 am »
Oops:

Forgot to suggest about attaching clear, close photo's that include number.

Two Flints can help with this.

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Re: Re: A question about original 56-56 ammunition types
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019, 07:16:58 am »
Not sure how to add a smaller photo

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Re: New Zealand Spencer and Serial # Exact Match
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019, 03:17:53 pm »
Hi Waybrooke1,

Send me a FEW full length photos of your Spencer and I will post them for you.  You have my Email address.  El Supremo likes giving me extra work to do ::)

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