Description Spencer Arms Company of Windsor, CT 12 gauge pump action shotgun. Invented by Christopher Spencer, the same man who designed the Spencer rifle and carbine used in the Civil War, this pump action shotgun dating to the 1880’s was the first successful pump action design brought to market. These were manufactured by Spencer until the company was sold in 1890 but manufacture continued continued another 17 years by Bannerman. This is an early Spencer example with S/N: 822 and features a 30″, fine pattern damascus steel barrel a laminated damascus magazine tube, rare and early style diamond checkered hardwood forearm and nicely grained and finely checkered hardwood stock. The receiver features fine scroll engraving with tightly wound floral vignettes. “SPENCER / ARMS CO / PAT APR 1882” is engraved on the right side of the receiver surrounded by tightly wound scroll floral vignettes. The left side features an engraved dogs head surrounded by the same floral vignette patterns. Additional floral vignette engraving can be found on the bolt, trigger guard and tangs. Antique
Condition: Fine condition with all original parts, sharp lettering and engraving, solid wood with no cracks or splits and a fine, bright bore with just a few scattered streaks of light corrosion.
Barrel Length: 30″
Manufacturer: Spencer Arms Co
Gauge: 12 Ga.