Spencer Repeating Rifle used by Abraham Lincoln

Description (Brief)
The Spencer repeating rifle took a magazine in the stock holding seven metallic cartridges. The trigger guard was a lever that loaded cartridges and ejected spent shells. This particular rifle was used by Abraham Lincoln for target practice at the White House. The rifle was borrowed from the Navy Department and was fired in the "White Lot."
Object Name
rifle
date made
ca 1862
associated person
Lincoln, Abraham
maker
Spencer Repeating Arms Company
Measurements
overall: 47 1/4 in; 120.015 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*297603.3
accession number
297603
catalog number
297603.3
serial number
9753
subject
Firearms
Military
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Exhibition
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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