Excellent martially inspected Rogers & Spencer .44 Army percussion revolver s/n 3086 manufactured 1865 to fulfil an 1864 Federal contract of 5,000 revolvers. The majority were delivered after the conclusion of the Civil War. Many were acquired by Bannerman from the US government and sold to collectors. This fine example, features rich high polished blue finish throughout, with case coloured hammer and loading lever. Major components are marked with “B” sub-inspector marks. It has a standard 7½ inch octagonal barrel with cone sight and frame notch sight at the rear. It has a .44 calibre percussion cylinder set in a solid frame marked on the top strap “ROGERS & SPENCER / UTICA, NY”. The flared two-piece walnut grips are oil finished. They bear a crisp script “RPB” cartouche for inspector Captain R.P. Barry.
Very fine condition. The frame and cylinder retain the majority of their brilliant blued finish with some light wear. Areas of the barrel, trigger-guard and back-strap have faded to a grey patina. The hammer retains nearly all of its dulled case colours, with the loading lever exhibiting a pleasing grey patina. The left grip is near excellent displaying a razor sharp cartouche. The right grip has a minor repair and a few minor splits at the heel. Excellent mirror bore, possibly unfired. A handsome Civil War revolver.