SPENCER CARBINE AND RIFLE COMBINATION SCREWDRIVER
– SPRINGFIELD ARMORY POST CIVIL WAR MODIFICATION:
This Combination Screwdriver was manufactured at the
Springfield Armory for issue with the Indian War era
Spencer Carbines and Rifles, formed by modifying the
Model 1863 Rifle Musket Tool. As described on page 92,
Gun Tools, Their History and Identification,
Shaffer, Rutledge, and Dorsey, this tool is another
example of the necessary post Civil War frugality forced
upon the army.
Incorporating the two different sizes of screwdrivers
necessary to dismount and maintain this famous carbine,
this specimen is in excellent condition, with a freely
moving blade, and a nice finish.