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SN 4472. Cal. .44. 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, plain walnut grips, left grip has matching SN and clear “RPB” cartouche, right grip is numbered 4226. Revolver shows “B” inspector marks on bbl, frame, and cylinder. SNs on frame, loading lever, cylinder, and butt are all matching. Rogers & Spencer, Utica, NY is stamped on top strap deeply and clearly. US Ordnance contracted for 5000 of these revolvers in November of 1864, but only 1500 were delivered by end of April 1865. No records indicate issuance of gun. In 1901, Bannerman of NY acquired almost entire lot and offered them to collectors. That accounts for fine mint condition of which many specimens are yet seen. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80% bright blue finish with some light pitting on top of flat near frame and some staining on left side. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Loading lever assembly retains 80% muted case color. Cylinder retains 80% bright blue with drag mark and wear at front. Frame retains 80% bright blue with some flaking behind hammer and on top strap. Hammer retains 50% muted case color. Backstrap retains 50% blue with flaking at top. Forestrap and butt retain 80% blue with high point wear. Grips are very good with sharp cartouche and only minor dents and scratches at butt. Small chip missing from heel of left grip. A very fine example of a relatively rare Civil War era revolver. 49550-1 TEP C&R (3,500-5,000) – Lot 1129

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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