Rogers & Spencer .44 Caliber Percussion Revolver - Civil War

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Description: At the height of the civil war, the government of the Union commissioned the development of a new revolver. The goal was to develop a new standard weapon for officers and cavalry. The American government supports the idea of Roger & Spencer (Willowvale / NY) and ordered on November 29, 1864 Revolvers in an edition of 5,000 pieces. The production of revolvers was not new to Rodger & Spencer & Co., the company had made in the late 1850s Revolver for the company "CSPettengill" and 1 for "Austin T. Freeman". The new revolver combined and improved certain properties of previous weapons. New was the single action lock, based on Augustast T. Freeman's patent no. 36861 of November 4, 1862. Production started only in 1865 and the end of the war preceded mass production. That is why the weapon was used only sporadically in the civil war. This six-shot .44 caliber percussion single action revolver was manufactured by the Rogers & Spencer Co. of Willow Dale, New York, and was part of a 1864 Ordnance Department contract for 5,000 revolvers. Most of these Rodges & Spencer revolvers were delivered after the conclusion of hostilities in April 1865 and were never issued. The top strap is marked "ROGERS & SPENCER /UTICA N-Y". The matching serial number is located on the bottom of the grip strap, the cylinder, the underside of the barrel, the loading lever, cylinder and the left side of the frame. Ordnance "B" sub-inspection marks are stamped on the barrel, frame, loading lever, cylinder, trigger guard, and grips. Cone front and frame notch rear sights, blue finish turning gray, with casehardened hammer and loading lever. Fitted with smooth walnut grips with a boxed "RPB" cartouche, Inspector Robert P. Barry, on the lower left side and each panel is numbered to the gun on the inside. Production was quickly stopped due to a lack of demand. From the 5800 weapons produced, the government took over 5000 and provided it with parts of the army, the police, etc. These weapons are identifiable by inspector Mark RPB (for Robert P. Barry) pressed on the bottom of the left handgrip. The weapons were not distributed by the government in 1901 by the company Francis Bannerman, a New York dealer of military equipment and went to the civilian market. Over all condition is NRA Antique Very Good. All original parts. The revolver is mechanically sound, operates and cycles correctly. The revolver shows old light pit. The grips show some light wood sliver loss. The screws are in very good condition. We will accept best offers for the revolver. The Serial Number is 4981. The revolver is an antique and can be shipped directly to the buyer.

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: (Other Ammo?)
Location: NY

Trades Accepted: Yes.

Shipping Notes: Buyer pays actual USPS shipping cost.

Item #: 929034894
Seller Since: Dec. 2020
Identity Verified ( Mount Marion, NY )
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Mount Marion
State: NY

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