Taylors and Company 166 1865 Lever 45 Colt 20" Walnut Blue Steel Barrel/Case Taylor's & Company is proud to offer a recreation of a firearm first produced by Christopher Miner Spencer, one of the leading figures of themachine tool industry. It was accurate, fired rapidly, had a long effective range, and held seven metallic cartridges that weren't affected bymoisture. In 1865, the gunmaker delivered the Model 1865 Spencer Carbine,modified to correct flaws inherent in the 1860 design. Today the Model 1865 Spencer, in carbine and rifle, has been recreated by Taylor's & Company and Armi Chiappa. It features a case-hardened frame, blue barrel, and walnutstock.