The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Regimental Museum and Archives

Object Record

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Title Spencer Repeating Rifle
Date 1866/06/02
Description 56/50 calibre three band Spencer repeating rifle with two clips and a sight. Seven round magazine. Issued by No. 5 Company and used by them at the Battle of Ridgeway/Limeridge during the Fenian Raid of 2 June 1866. Excavated from the battle field in 1892.
Catalog Number 05015
Object Name Rifle
Material Steel/Wood
Year Range from 1866
Year Range to 1892
Dimensions H-22 W-12 L-120 cm
Search Terms Battle of Limeridge
Battle of Ridgeway
Fenian Raids
No. 5 Company
Condition Fair
Condition Notes A lot of corrosion and damage from being in water/mud for many years.
Event Battle of Ridgeway