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    Belgian Spencer?

    Quick question - dad had a complete original Spencer Carbine that Iím hoping to list and sell on the B.B.

    Not sure if itís allowable however for NSSA skirmishes since it was made after 1865.

    Its a nice specimen but has a half dollar sized round cartouche on butstock that clearly shows Liege (Belgium) and a year - 1874.

    Just want to know which venue to move her: here, or a local gun shop via consignment.

    Many thanks for any help/information!
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    Why not?

    People sell modern Henry rifles and repop Spencers.
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    Rob, yes your Belgian copy of the M-1865 Spencer Carbine is allowed to be sold on this page. In addition, it is allowable for use in the N-SSA Breech Loading Rifle; Class 2 Carbine Matches, both Team and Individual. All the owner has to do is take it to the SAC for an Individual Approval.

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    Belgian Spencer

    Rob, Belgian Spencers were made by Falisse &Trappman of Liege, Belgian in 1873 only less than 1000 made.......................MIKE O.

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    Not only are they well made, they are in .56-50, and it may already be in Center Fire!
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    Belgium Spencer suggestion

    Spencerís are a lot of fun to shoot so you might want to try a few rounds before you make a final decision to sale. Spencerís have a lot of history not only here in U.S. but around the world.

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    According to the information I have, the Falisse & Trapmann Spencers were manufactured 1873-74 in rim-fire and were converted to center-fire in 1877. The conversion was by milling out of a dovetail to allow the firing pin assembly to be added. As for quantities, I have seen them serialized as low as 12 to as high as 1776 like at the site below:

    http://www.littlegun.info/arme%20bre...pmann%20gb.htm
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