Author Topic: Serial Number Lookup Exact Match  (Read 460 times)

Offline swva1997

  • The Virginian
  • Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Serial Number Lookup Exact Match
« on: November 15, 2020, 01:48:53 PM »
Greetings, I have Spencer Model 1860 Carbine with serial number 18513 and was wondering if there was any information about its issuance. Thank you

AFTER THE "LOOKUP" - Thank you so much! It was my understanding that the rifle had been in my great Uncle’s family since the War and it makes a lot sense now as to how they came into possession of it. The 11th Michigan Volunteer Calvary fought a number of battles (and defeats) near my home in Southwest Virginia.

The rifle also has a “K” carved into the side of the stock, which this new information explains. My family fought for the confederacy and it was always assumed that it was a battlefield pickup and this most likely confirms it. Thank you again. I will post pictures on the forum as soon as I can, most likely later this week.

Offline Two Flints

  • Spencer Shooting Society Founder & Moderator
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2694
  • Moderating SSS IS a "Labor of Love"!
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 2
Re: Serial Number Lookup
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 05:40:19 AM »
Hi Coleman,

Finally!

I founded the Spencer Shooting Society (SSS) back in 2005, and have been the sole Moderator ever since.  During these 15+ years I have only come across 9 exact Spencer serial #s.  Your Spencer Carbine 18513 is #10.  Your Spencer Carbine serial # 18513 WAS ISSUED to Company K, 11th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry on August 17, 1864, as noted in my SRS Research Books.

It would be great if you would post photos of your Spencer on the SSS Forum.

I will add your username/alias to our membership list.

Thank you for joining SSS and for contacting me.

Two Flints, Moderator
Spencer Shooting Society

Una mano lava l'altra
Moderating SSS is a "labor of love"
Viet Vet  '68-69
3/12 - 4th Inf Div
Spencer Shooting Society Moderator
Spencer Shooting Society (SSS) #4;
BOSS #62
NRA; GOAL; SAM; NMLRA
Fur Trade Era - Mountain Man
Traditional Archery

Offline spyder

  • Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Serial Number Lookup Exact Match
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 11:25:13 AM »
Awesome. Seeing an exact match is exciting!

Offline swva1997

  • The Virginian
  • Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Serial Number Lookup Exact Match
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2021, 05:10:45 PM »
Here are some pictures of the rifle


Offline swva1997

  • The Virginian
  • Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Serial Number Lookup Exact Match
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2021, 05:14:01 PM »
Sorry, thought the pics attached in the last post. Here they are

Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Serial Number Lookup Exact Match
« Reply #5 on: Today at 09:43:42 PM »

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

© 1995 - 2020 CAScity.com