I'm hoping someone might be able to shed some light on a Spencer Carbine I recently acquired. It has a 20" barrel, is 37" long, has a stabler cut-off and the serial number is 2961x It's in excellent condition but I can't see any rifling in the barrel.
It has the ordance inspectors initials on the left side of the barrel before the receiver, but they are J.L.C Did he inspect Spencer Rifles? It has Spencer Repeating Rifle CO. Boston Mass Pat'D March 6 1860 on the receiver
any help would be appriciated