Breach-loading Spencer rifle; rusted; inoperable; believed to be from around the end of the Fraser River Gold Rush. Rifle was ploughed up on the farm of F. Norman, on the corner of Allard and Townline Roads (north Langley). It was originally part of the Fort Langley collection compiled by the Native Sons, and was transferred to the museum on May 29, 1958. It was originally donated to Native Sons on April 24, 1932.
A later museum visitor noted that this is a Spencer 1863 carbine, and said that because of the five shot magazine, American president Abraham Lincoln ordered this newly developed weapon for use by the North during the American Civil War.