• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    A .50 CALIBRE RIMFIRE SPENCER REPEATING CARBINE, THE STOCK CARVED IN THE MANNER OF THE NORTH WESTERN TRIBES

    SERIAL NO. 33858, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    A .50 CALIBRE RIMFIRE SPENCER REPEATING CARBINE, THE STOCK CARVED IN THE MANNER OF THE NORTH WESTERN TRIBES
    SERIAL NO. 33858, CIRCA 1870
    With early re-blued action and lock, both the fromer and the butt stamped 'M.C.L', the fore-stock and the butt each incised with a series of tribal designs involving a canoe, tipis, a tomahawk and a sabre
    22in (55.9cm) barrel


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    Provenance: A gift to the present owner by a Mr. Wayne Humphrey of Des Moines, Iowa.

    The subjects carved on the fore-stock and the butt suggest native ownership within the tribal lands of the American North West.

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