Abraham Lincoln and the repeating rifle how an inventor"s struggle for recognition was assisted by the action of the President

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Ina King Features Syndicate “Here’s How” cartoon reproduced in Spencer historian Roy Marcot’s book “Spencer Repeating Firearms” featured a craggy Abraham Lincoln inspecting a crudely drawn. McPherson’s strength is his description of Lincoln’s direct influence throughout the Civil War, including his interest in weapon technologies.

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The concept of a repeating rifle was not new, and examples. As he got older, Lincoln cut back on the hunting to spend more time with his beloved books, which was presumably the reason he and another friend once walked into town to buy a rifle and agreed Abraham Lincoln and the repeating rifle book.

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When Spencer was trying to get his rifle accepted, he faced a number of bureaucratic obstacles. He decided to try to see the one person who might be able to cut through the red tape, President Abraham Lincoln. He got an appointment with Lincoln and brought a Spencer rifle and ammunition to the White House.

Lincoln was impressed and asked Spencer to take it apart and explain how it worked. This gold-mounted, engraved Henry rifle was presented to Abraham Lincoln in an effort to obtain his influence in their purchase for the war effort. This rifle was awarded the National Rifle Association Collectors Society Gold Medal as an outstanding historical firearm.

The Spencer repeating rifles and carbines were early American lever-action firearms invented by Christopher Spencer was the world's first military metallic cartridge repeating rifle, and overexamples were manufactured in the United States by the Spencer Repeating Rifle Co.

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In addition to encouraging his generals, Lincoln personally sought out new weapons such as repeating rifles and other equipment. Lincoln’s desire for an advancing and innovative army was critical to the survival of the union.

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The Henry Repeating Rifle carried up to 16 rounds and was a direct descendant of Hunt’s Volitional Repeating Rifle. (Hmaag, CC BY-SA ) It was one of these Henry Repeating Rifles, direct descendants of Hunt’s design, that President Abraham Lincoln fired on the White House grounds at the request of the manufacturer.

On an August afternoon inChristopher Spencer made his way to the White House with a rifle in hand. The gun he was carrying, and which he had invented, was significantly different from traditional rifles of the time that could only be fired once before having to be reloaded.

The new Spencer Repeating rifle could be loaded with seven cartridges in a tubular magazine and featured a lever.

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LINCOLN, Abraham, a Representative from Illinois and 16th President of the United States; born in Hardin County, Ky., Febru ; moved with his parents to a tract on Little Pigeon Creek, Ind., in ; attended a log-cabin school at short intervals and was self-instructed in elementary branches; moved with his father to Macon County, Ill., in and later to Coles County, Ill.; read.

Lincoln personally approved the most significant projects down to test firing repeating rifles that would prove decisive on the Gettysburg battlefield, in effect acting as the chief of ordnance. With the start of the Civil War, Spencer quickly moved into gear, attempting to interest military authorities in his repeating rifle.

Remember, at this time the principal U.S. infantry arm was a then state-of-the-artcaliber Springfield muzzleloading Minie rifle musket, with many regulars and state troops armed with more archaic firearms.

Cavalry units carried a conglomeration of. The Henry, the first practical, lever action, repeating rifle, is the immediate forerunner of the famous Winchester rifles. Ab were made between and by the New Haven Arms Company. Only about 1, Henry rifles were purchased by the Ordnance Department between and Henry rifle.

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Shown here is the world's first firing reproduction of this famous rifle. This is available exclusively from The American Historical Foundation, Paid $ for this rifle, in a strictly.In return, Spencer would receive a royalty of $1 for every rifle produced.

This was later lowered to 50 cents for each military arm produced. The Cheneys had long been friends of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy in Abraham Lincoln's administration, and this gave them, and Spencer's rifle, access to government officials in Washington.

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