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Rogers & Spencer
Støckel: Association between Amos Rogers and Julius Spencer, started 1859 with the production of Pettengill revolvers

ROGERS & SPENCER
UTICA  NY

RPB

2313 with inspection marks on butt

2313 on frame and cylinder

casehardened hammer

 

This is a very fine example of one of the approximately 5,800 percussion revolvers manufactured circa 1863 - 1865 by Rogers & Spencer of Willowdale, near Utica, New York. The U.S. Ordnance contract was for 5,000 revolvers, 1,500 were to be delivered by the end of April 1865 and the balance by September of 1865. There is no record of issuance of any of the revolvers due to the end of the Civil War.
The top strap is marked "ROGERS & SPENCER / UTICA NY". The matching serial# 2313 is marked on the butt, frame and cylinder, under the barrel is # 2843. 7½" octagonal barrel with fixed brass front sight, caliber .44 percussion. There are small single letter inspection marks on most of the parts including the bottom of each grip panel. The revolver is finished blue with a casehardened hammer, trigger and loading lever assembly. Over frame notch rear sights and fitted with smooth walnut grips with a sharp "RPB" cartouche on the lower left panel. RPB = Robert P. Barry 1860 - 1865 government inspector
The revolver retains 85% bright original high polish blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The loading lever and hammer have faded to a gray. The walnut grips are excellent. The cartouche is crisp. Mechanically excellent, a very fine condition revolver. Flayderman's # 7A-085   
$4,500.

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