Lot #3231
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Lot 3232: Rogers & Spencer Army Percussion Revolver

Very Fine Rogers & Spencer Army Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3232: Rogers & Spencer Army Percussion Revolver

Very Fine Rogers & Spencer Army Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

Very Fine Rogers & Spencer Army Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Rogers & Spencer
Model: Percussion
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 166
Class: Antique
Description:

This is one of approximately 5,000 Army Model percussion revolvers manufactured by Rogers & Spencer Co. on a U.S. government contract issued November 1864, with the first 1,500 reportedly delivered by the end of April 1865. As they arrived too late to be used in the Civil War, they were later sold as surplus and mainly brought to market by Bannerman's in the early 20th century. The revolver features a German silver cone front sight, top strap groove rear sight, "ROGERS & SPENCER/UTICA N-Y" on either side of the sighting groove, and matching serial numbers on the frame, butt, cylinder, loading lever, and grips. Small single letter ordnance inspection marks are stamped on various components. A boxed "RPB" inspection cartouche stamped on the left grip. A prior owner's identification number is hand scratched on the bottom of the frame to the right of the trigger guard.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 70% original blue and casehardened finish, some loss from flaking, gray and brown patina on the balance, and minor overall wear. The grips are also very fine and have crisp markings, minor lower edge wear, and light handling and storage marks. Mechanically excellent.



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