The Spencer was easy to manufacture (given the requisite industrial infrastructure), had relatively few parts, many of which were in common with the Sharps rifles, and was cheaper than other repeaters on the market such as the Henry.
It also turned out to be extremely reliable under battlefield conditions.
The most advanced infantry weapon in the world of its times, it was patented in 1860 by Christian Spencer, a machinist who worked in Hartford. for Sharps and developed the Spencer on his own time.
It was the world's first practical repeater and fired a .52 caliber metallic rimfire cartridge (patented by Smith & Wesson in 1854 and perfected by Henry in the late 1850's) which completely prevented gas leakage from the back because the brass casing expanded on ignition to seal the chamber.
In the books, Spencer is determined, smart and overachieving. It's not easy being perfect, just ask Spencer Hastings.
From striving to be valedictorian to scoring the most goals in field hockey, Spencer is on a mission to out-do her older sister, Melissa.
Her mother died due to leukemia when she was 10 so Kimberly and her younger brother were raised by her father.
She attended Mercy High School and graduated from the University of California, Davis in magna cum laude. D) from University of San Francisco School of Law in 1994.
Spencer is described as having long, dirty blonde hair, as well as a small, upturned nose, pointed chin and bow-shaped lips similar to her half-sisters, Alison and Courtney. She also has a petite figure from years of field hockey. She can be pretty ruthless in getting what she wants and is not afraid to take her enemies down.
It had a "rolling block" (actually a rotating block) activated by lowering the trigger guard.
This movement opened the breech and extracted the spent cartridge.
Kimberly joined Fox News Channel in early 2003 as a host of the weekend show, The Line Up.
She also currently appears as a weekly guest on the Kilmeade and Friends radio show and also on The O’Reilly Factor’s recurring segment, “Is it Legal? Forty-Five years old Kimberly started her career in television media in 2004 working for Court TV on the show Both Sides as a host.