Spencer Cartridges for the Carbine & Rifle

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.56/56 Spencer Cartridges

Y820     .56/56 Spencer Carbine/Rifle Cartridge (Civil War Era)

Description: Here is an excellent example of a Civil War era Spencer cartridge. This is the typical type, excavated in the Eastern and Western Theaters.

Measures:    OAL 1.675"  CL .900"

Reference: TT#87

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $35.00

Y782     One Sleeve of .56/56 Spencer Cartridges Manufactured by Crittenden & Tibbals

Description: We have six original sleeves of .56/56 cartridges available. All six sleeves would have originally been packed into a single pasteboard box. Each sleeve in in great condition and contains seven .56/56 Spencer cartridges. Five of the sleeves are unopened and one of the sleeves is open. The bullet pictured is for reference. To many collectors these are known as .52 Spencer cartridges but were originally designated as the No. 56 Spencer cartridge during the Civil War.

Measures:    .5" x 1.75" x 4"

Price: $175.00 each Three Left!

Y792     .56/56 Spencer Carbine/Rifle Cartridge (Civil War Era)

Description: Here is an excellent example of a Civil War era Spencer cartridge. This is the typical type, excavated in the Eastern and Western Theaters.

Measures:    OAL 1.637"   CL .900"

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y679     No. 56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge

Description: Excellent copper cased Spencer cartridge for the Civil War .52 Spencer carbine. This one is very nice with some of the original lubricant still on the cartridge. While these cartridges are known as .52 they were originally labeled as No. 56. This is the style recovered from Civil War sites.

Measures:    L 1.672"

Reference: TT#87

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $35.00

Y687     No. 56 Spencer Rimfire Converted to Centerfire

Description: Here is a nice .52 Spencer rimfire cartridge from the Civil War. At some point it was drilled and fitted with an external primer. This is an oddity that shows ingenuity for repurposing cartridges. This cartridge has slight dent around the neck.

Measures:    L 1.667

Reference: TT#87V

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $25.00 SOLD

Y785     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (Frankford Arsenal/RFP 1864-1870)

Description: Here is an uncommon round that is quite distinct by it's grooves and body style. This is the No. 56 produced at the Frankford Arsenal. This one has four tick marks on the base.

Measures:    OAL 1.673"  CL .911"

Reference: Barber Pg. 31

Price: $45.00 SOLD

Y732     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (No Headstamp)

Description: Here is a nice example of a post Civil War .56/56 Spencer cartridge. This one still has some lubricant in the groove.

Measures:    OAL 1.547" CL .900"

Price: $35.00

Y713     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "U" Impressed (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/ RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Here is a nice round in excellent shape.

Measures:    1.566" in OAL

Price: $35.00

Y791     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge with No Headstamp (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/ RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Nice early production .56/56 Spencer cartridge produced by UMC. This one doesn't have a headstamp.

Measures:    OAL 1.564"   CL .880"

Reference: Barber Pg. 40

Price: $35.00

Y724     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "H" Raised (Winchester Repeating Arms Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Here is an excellent .56/56 cartridge with the raised "H" headstamp. This particular cartridge has three "two tick" marks and one single "tick" mark.

Measures:    OAL  1.542  CL .905"

Price: $35.00 HOLD HM

Y789     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "H" Impressed (Winchester Repeating Arms Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Here is an excellent .56/56 cartridge with the impressed "H" headstamp. 

Measures:    OAL 1.531"   CL .880"

Ref: Barber Pg. 58

Price: $35.00

Y691   Rare .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "U" Raised  (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: This is probably one of the scarcest No. 56 Spencers on the market. This one was produced by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company while in Connecticut. The raised "U" headstamp was only produced from 1877-1878 according to Barber's book.

Measures:    OAL 1.514"  CL .871"

Reference: Barber Pg. 49

Price: $350.00 SOLD

Y778     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "US" Raised (United States Cartridge Company/ RFP 1896-1926)

Description: Nice cartridge with a crisp headstamp!

Measures:    OAL 1.546" CL .857"

Price: $75.00 SOLD

Y725     .56/56 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "D" Impressed (Dominion Cartridge Company/RFP 1886-1926)

Description: Excellent cartridge with a clear headstamp.

Measures:    OAL 1.498"  CL .866"

Price: $35.00

.56/52 Spencer Cartridges

Y1055     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge by Ethan Allen

Description: Scarce .56/52 cartridge produced by Ethan Allen. This variant has machined grooves.

Measures:    OAL 1.655"  CL .951"

Price: $65.00

Y1054     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge by Ethan Allen

Description: Scarce .56/52 cartridge produced by Ethan Allen. This variant has machined grooves.

Measures:    OAL 1.644"  CL .949"

Price: $65.00

Y1008     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (No Headstamp / Three Crimp Marks)

Description: Here is an oddball .56/52. This one has the slightly necked cartridge with three tick marks on the bottom and three long crimp marks on the side.

Measures:    OAL 1.617"  CL 1.168"

Price: $35.00

Y1004     .56/52 Spencer Paper Shotshell Cartridge Headstamped "U" Impressed (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/ RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Here is a very nice shotshell cartridge. Suydam shows this as a .56/52 but it appears to be a .56/50. The paper sabot is tightly wrapped around the shot on this example.

Headstamp: Impressed "U"

Measures:    OAL 1.629"  CL .958"

Reference: Suydam Pg. 131

Price: $40.00

Y936     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge

Description: .56/52 Spencer cartridge. This one doesn't have a headstamp and is ever so slightly necked.

Measures:    OAL 1.629"  CL  .955"

Price: $35.00

Y924     Full Correct and Unopened Box of .56-52 Spencer Rifle Cartridges by UMC.

Description: Here is a very nice box of (25) .56-52 Spencer rimfire cartridges. This packet was manufactured by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company and is full, correct, and unopened. I have seen a few examples of this packet on the market over the past year or two but not a single one has been sealed. This particular box has the brown label with black print.  This would make an excellent addition to any Spencer collection.

Measures: 3" x 3" x 1.75"

Price: $695.00

Y845     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "F.V.V&CO." Impressed (Fitch Van Vechten / RFP 1864-1865)

Description: Nice cartridge with a very light shoulder.

Measures:    OAL 1.681" CL .967"

Reference: Barber Pg. 28

Price: $95.00 Sale Pending!

Y806     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "US" Raised (United States Cartridge Company/RFP 1869-1926)

Description: Nice cartridge with a crisp headstamp.

Measures:    OAL 1.613"  CL .930"

Reference: Barber Pg. 53

Price: $45.00 SOLD

Y794     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (No Headstamp)

Description: Nice .56/52 Spencer cartridge. This one doesn't have a headstamp and is similar to one produced by the Dominion Cartridge Co. who produced rimfire cartridges from 1886-1926.

Measures:    OAL  1.627"  CL 1.026"

Reference: Barber Pg. 61?

Price: $35.00

Y700     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (No Headstamp)

Description: Excellent Cartridge with a light patina!

Measures:    OAL 1.639"  CL .940"

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $35.00 HOLD

Y836     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "H" Impressed (Winchester Repeating Arms Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Nice cartridge with a clear headstamp.

Measures:    OAL 1.650"  CL 1.035"

Reference: Barber Pg. 58

Price: $35.00

Y835     .56/52 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "H" Raised (Winchester Repeating Arms Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Excellent example of a .56/52 cartridge. This one has the raised "H" headstamp along with four single "tick" marks.

Measures:    OAL 1.617"  CL 1.015"

Price: $35.00 HOLD H.M.

.56/50 Spencer Cartridges

Y1041     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "D" Impressed (Dominion Cartridge Company/RFP 1886-1926)

Description: Nice example with the impressed "D" headstamp.

Measures:    OAL 1.556"  CL 1.050"

Price: $35.00

Y817     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Shot Load Cartridge Headstamped "U" Impressed (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/ RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Nice example of a wooden shot load!

Measures:    OAL 1.585"  CL 1.164"

Reference: Suydam Pg. 131

Price: $30.00 SOLD

Y804     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "US" Raised (United States Cartridge Company/RFP 1869-1926)

Description: Nice cartridge with a clear headstamp.

Measures:    OAL 1.584"  CL 1.113"

Reference: Barber Pg. 53

Price: $65.00 SOLD

Y939     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "S.A.W" Impressed (Sage Ammunition Works/RFP 1864-1866)

Description: Here is a nice .56/50 cartridge produced by Sage Ammunition Works of Middletown, Connecticut. This particular example has three crimp marks around the middle of the cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 1.636"  CL 1.160"

Price: $35.00

Y799     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "S.A.W" Impressed (Sage Ammunition Works/RFP 1864-1866)

Description: Here is a nice .56/50 cartridge produced by Sage Ammunition Works of Middletown, Connecticut. This particular example has three crimp marks around the middle of the cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 1.617"  CL 1.159"

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y946     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "U" Impressed (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/ RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Nice .56/50 Spencer cartridge by U.M.C.. This one is often mistaken for the .50-45 Peabody.

Measures:    OAL 1.606"  CL 1.177"

Reference: Barber Pg. 50

Price: $35.00

Y797     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "U" Impressed (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/ RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Nice .56/50 Spencer cartridge by U.M.C.. This one is often mistaken for the .50-45 Peabody.

Measures:    OAL 1.614"   CL 1.169"

Reference: Barber Pg. 50

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y790     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "D" Impressed (Dominion Cartridge Company/RFP 1886-1926)

Description: Nice .56/50 cartridge with the impressed "D" headstamp.

Measures:    OAL 1.543"   CL 1.025"

Ref: Barber Pg. 62

Price: $35.00

Y777     Rare Full Packet of .56/60 Spencer Cartridges for the M1865 Spencer Carbine (Joseph Goldmark)

Description: Here is a scarce packet of ammunition. This paper packet contains six sleeves of seven cartridges for the Model 1865 Spencer Carbine. These packets are scarce because the sleeves and packets are wrapped in paper unlike the pasteboard boxes used by Goldmark's competitors. This packet does have some holes around the edges which is quite common for Goldmark packets. There is a tear on the back which can be opened revealing the internal paper sleeves. This box contains an original paper label that reads, "Forty-Two / Metallic Primed Cartridges / For / Spencer Carbine, / CAL. 50, Model 1865. / Made by J. Goldmark, New York, / Manufacturer of / Percussion Caps & Fixed Ammunition."

Reference: RBTRF Vol. II No. 679

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $550.00

Y759     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "F.V.V&CO." Impressed (Fitch Van Vechten / RFP 1864-1865)

Description: Hard to find headstamped cartridge in excellent condition. Three light crimps around the middle of the casing.

Measures:    OAL 1.608"   CL 1.181"

Price: $125.00 SOLD

Y729     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "J.G." Impressed (Joseph Goldmark/RFP 1864-1866)

Description: Here is an excellent example with the underlined "J.G." headstamp. This one has four crimp marks around the middle of the cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 1.579"  CL 1.186"

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y1009     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "J.G." Impressed (Joseph Goldmark/RFP 1864-1866)

Description: Here is an excellent example with the underlined "J.G." headstamp. This one has three crimp marks around the middle of the cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 1.579"  CL 1.186"

Price: $35.00

Y940     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "J.G." Impressed (Joseph Goldmark/RFP 1864-1866)

Description: Here is a decent example with the underlined "J.G." headstamp. This one has five crimp marks around the middle of the cartridge. The bullet is slightly loose but will not come out of the casing.

Measures:    OAL 1.649"  CL 1.168"

Price: $30.00 HOLD H.M.

Y923     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "J.G." Impressed (Joseph Goldmark/RFP 1864-1866)

Description: Very nice cartridge with four crimp marks around the middle of the cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 1.623"  CL 1.172"

Reference: Barber Pg. 34

Price: $35.00

Y779     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "H" Raised (Winchester Repeating Arms Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Here is a nice example of .56/50 manufactured by Winchester. This one has three "tick" marks.

Measures:    OAL 1.554"  CL 1.042"

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y727     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "H" Raised (Winchester Repeating Arms Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Here is an excellent example of .56/50 manufactured by Winchester. This one has three "tick" marks

Measures:    OAL 1.535"  CL 1.040"

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y1031     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "C.D.L" Impressed (Charles D. Leet/RFP 1860-1866)

Description: Very nice cartridge produced by Charles Leet between 1865-1866. This one has three crimp marks around the middle, a clear headstamp, and two tick marks on the base.

Measures:    OAL 1.612"  CL 1.153"

Price: $35.00

Y938     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "C.D.L" Impressed (Charles D. Leet/RFP 1860-1866)

Description: Excellent example with three crimp marks on the side, clear headstamp, and two tick marks.

Measures:    OAL 1.609"  CL 1.149"

Price: $35.00

Y718     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "C.D.L" Impressed (Charles D. Leet/RFP 1860-1866)

Description: Excellent example with a double headstamp and a "tick" mark.

Measures:    OAL 1.613"  CL 1.164"

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y828     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "S.A.W" Impressed (Sage Ammunition Works/RFP 1864-1866)

Description: Here is a nice .56/50 cartridge produced by Sage Ammunition Works of Middletown, Connecticut. This particular example has three crimp marks around the middle of the cartridge.

Measures:    OAL 1.616  CL 1.161

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y723     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "SAW" Raised (Sage Ammunition Works/RFP 1864-1866)

Description: Here is an excellent example of the rarest S.A.W. headstamp you will find. This is the raised version rather than the typical impressed version.

Measures:    OAL 1.625" CL 1.167"

Price: $150.00 SOLD

Y795     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge (No Headstamp)

Description: Nice example with three crimp marks around the middle.

Measures:    OAL 1.617"   CL 1.148"

Price: $35.00 SOLD

Y717     .56/50 Spencer Carbine Cartridge Headstamped "D" Impressed (Dominion Cartridge Company/RFP 1886-1926)

Description: Excellent cartridge with the impressed "D" headstamp. This one still has some grease in the groove.

Measures:    OAL 1.542"  CL 1.030"

Price: $35.00

 

.56/46 Spencer  Cartridges

 

Y1049     .56/46 for Spencer Sporting Rifle and Light Carbine Headstamped "C.D.L" Impressed (Charles D. Leet/RFP 1860-1866)

Description: Nice cartridge with a short neck.

Measures:    OAL 1.631"  CL .939"

Reference: Barber Pg. 5

Price: $85.00

Y1048     .56/46 for Spencer Sporting Rifle and Light Carbine Headstamped "F.V.V&CO." Impressed (Fitch Van Vechten / RFP 1864-1865)

Description: Nice cartridge by a scarce maker.

Measures:    OAL 1.615" CL .933"

Reference: Barber Pg. 28

Price: $85.00

Y844     .56/46 for Spencer Sporting Rifle and Light Carbine Headstamped "F.V.V&CO." Impressed (Fitch Van Vechten / RFP 1864-1865)

Description: Excellent cartridge by a scarce maker.

Measures:    OAL 1.611"  CL .924"

Reference: Barber Pg. 28

Price: $85.00 SOLD

Y805     .56/46 Cartridge for Spencer Sporting Rifle and Light Carbine Headstamped "US" Raised (United States Cartridge Company/RFP 1869-1926)

Description: Nice cartridge with a crisp headstamp.

Measures:    OAL 1.586"  CL 1.070"

Reference: Barber Pg. 53

Price: $45.00 SOLD

Y929     .56/46 for Spencer Sporting Rifle and Light Carbine Headstamped "H" Raised (Winchester Repeating Arms Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Nice cartridge with a flat tipped bullet with a single groove. This example has a raised "H" heastamp with 4 tick marks.

Measures:    OAL 1.610"  CL 1.055" 

Price: $35.00 HOLD H.M.

Y821     .56/46 for Spencer Sporting Rifle and Light Carbine (Dominion Cartridge Company/RFP 1886-1926)

Description: Nice cartridge produced by Dominion Cartridge Company without a headstamp. This particular example has a raised band.

Measures:    OAL 1.569" CL 1.052"

Price: $35.00

Y716     .56/46 for Spencer Sporting Rifle and Light Carbine (Two Ticks)

Description: Nice cartridge with a bullet that has three grooves. This one doesn't have a headstamp but it does have two "tick" marks on the base.

Measures:    OAL 1.657" CL .929

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $40.00 SOLD

Blank Cartridges

Y1053     Full Box of 10 .56/50 Spencer Carbine Blank Rounds (Frankford Arsenal 1870)

Description: Nice complete box with the original label and pull string.

Measures: 3" x 1 1/8" x 1"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $75.00

Y731     Full Box of 10 .56/50 Spencer Carbine Blank Rounds (Frankford Arsenal 1870)

Description: Nice complete box with the original label and pull string.

Measures: 3" x 1 1/8" x 1"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $75.00

Y705     Full Box of 10 .56/50 Spencer Carbine Blank Rounds (Frankford Arsenal 1870)

Description: Nice complete box with the original label and pull string.

Measures: 3" x 1 1/8" x 1"

Recovered: Surplus Stocks

Price: $75.00

Y943     .56 Spencer Carbine Blank Cartridge Headstamped Impressed "U" (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/ RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Nice "Half Charge" Spencer blank cartridge. This one has a rolled crimp on the top and the card wad is seated just above the middle of the casing.

Measures:    OAL .945"

Price: $15.00

Y942     .56 Spencer Carbine Blank Cartridge Headstamped Impressed "U" (Union Metallic Cartridge Company/ RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Nice "Full Charge" Spencer blank cartridge. This one has a light crimp on the top and the card wad is seated near the top.

Measures:    OAL .952"

Price: $15.00

Y1006     .56/56, .56/52/, .56/50 Spencer Carbine Blank Cartridge Headstamped "H" Impressed (Winchester Repeating Arms Company/RFP 1867-1926)

Description: Here is a nice "blank" cartridge that was produced by Winchester. This taller cartridge has a white wad over the powder and could be used universally.

Headstamped: Impressed "H"

Measures:    OAL 1.546"

Price: $25.00

 

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