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Armi Sport Italy
Spencer 1860 Carbine
Calibre: 44/40
Serial M2000
£895

*** Commission Sale ***

Excellent Condition

Designed by Christopher Miner Spencer, the Spencer rifle gained fame after being adopted by the Union Army during the American Civil War.

A manually operated lever action fed from a tube magazine in the buttstock, the Spencer rifle was a vast improvement over the muzzleloading rifles being used during the war.

Armi Sport Firearms' reproduction are manufactured from precision CNC parts precisely joined to beautiful, hand oiled walnut stocks.

Color case finish receivers are joined to precision rifle barrels with a blued finish.

 

Today these are an extremely creditable replica of the Spencer Model 1860 Carbine, made in Brescia, Italy, by Armi Sport which are now Chiappa Firearms

The calibre on this one is marked 44/40 so a variation for 44/40 will be required.

The .44-40 Winchester, also known as .44 Winchester, .44 WCF (Winchester Center Fire), and .44 Largo (in Spanish-speaking countries) was introduced in 1873
by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
It was the first metallic centerfire cartridge manufactured by Winchester, and was promoted as the standard chambering for the new Winchester Model 1873 rifle.
As both a rifle and a handgun caliber, the cartridge soon became widely popular.