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Spencer repeating firearms

Author: Roy M Marcot; Charles R Suydam; Gerald Denning
Publisher: Irvine, California : Northwood Heritage Press, [1983] ©1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Christopher Miner Spencer; Christopher Miner Spencer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy M Marcot; Charles R Suydam; Gerald Denning
OCLC Number: 10520299
Notes: "Spencer Repeating Rifle Company, 1862-1868, Roper Repeating Rifle Company, 1866-1868, Roper Sporting Arms Company, 1868-1876, Spencer Sporting Arms Company, 1883-1889."
Description: 316 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface / P.H. Spencer --
Prologue: C. M. Spencer: the boy, the young inventor, and his prototype rifles --
Spencer Repeating Rifle Company rifles and carbines: Military trials, initial orders, and the formation of the company; Model 1860 Spencer navy rifles; Model 1860 Spencer army rifles; Model 1860 Spencer carbines; Model 1865 Spencer carbines and rifles; Burnside Model 1865 Spencer carbines --
Army ordnance boards of 1865 and 1866; Spencer sporting rifles; Springfield Armory conversions and repairs; Post-war sales, experimentation, and problems: Spencer potpourri: frequently asked questions about Spencer repeaters: Manual of arms for the Spencer repeating rifle / G.M. Barber; Cartridge boxes, bayonets, and other accessories; Spencer rimfire cartridges --
Roper Repeating rifles and shotguns: The Roper Repeating Rifle Company; The Roper Sporting Arms Company; Interim --
Spencer's final firearms venture: The Spencer Sporting Arms Company; Bannerman's Spencer shotguns --
Epilogue --
Appendix: U.S. patents issued to Christopher M. Spencer; Spencer Repeating Rifle Company catalog prices; Spencer Repeating Rifles Company production records, March, 1864 to June, 1865; Surviving record of C. M. Spencer's account with the Spencer Repeating Rifle Company, 1861 to 1865; Sales of Spencer repeating rifles and carbines to the Army Ordnance Department, 1862 to 1866; Checklist of manufacturers and types of Spencer rimfire ammunition; Roper Sporting Arms catalog, 1870. Illustrations: Christopher Miner Spencer --
Brigadier General James W. Ripley --
Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy --
James G. Blaine, Speaker, House of Representatives --
Major General William S. Rosencrans --
Major General Benjamin F. Butler --
Brigadier General Alexander B. Dyer --
Major General W. S. Hancock --
General George A. Custer --
The Chickering Building, home of the Spencer Repeating Rifle Company, Boston, Massachusetts.
Responsibility: by Roy M. Marcot ; edited by Charles R. Suydam and Gerald Denning ; photography by Gerald Denning.

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