August 19, 1863: Lincoln Fires a Spencer Rifle

  How times have changed!  On August 18, 1863 Christopher Spencer, inventor of the revolutionary Spencer repeating rifle, was able to walk into the White House and show one of his rifles to President Lincoln. The concept of a repeating rifle was not new, and examples of much weapons had been produced since at least […]


Donald R. McClarey (1546 Posts)

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