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Old 11-09-2013, 03:48 AM   #31
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The Rogers & Spencer revolvers were .457 caliber. They were delivered too late and the war ended. There are no records showing any of the R&S handguns every went to war. The Government sold them as salvage to Francis Bannerman Co. Blue Point, Ny. Banner sold them for a few dollars as Civil War surplus. It is too bad they were the best precussion revolvers ever made.
Thank you for shedding some light on this.
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I got this Rogers & Spencer .54(?) caliber blackpowder revolver from my grandmother. Supposedly her great-great grandfather used it while in a calvary regiment from New York in the Civil War. Only 4,400 were made during the war. It's a early production with all the serials matching and being in the 700s. Unfortunately it is no longer functional, the loading arm is gone and the trigger doesn't work. Plus there's a stamp on the left grip at the bottom, possibly initials?
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I'd be fixing that Rogers & Spencer up. It's worth quite a bit of money.
If I could find original parts I would. Saw one on armslist for $3,000. Not saying mines would be worth anywhere near that due to condition and see that someone tried to use the the bottom of the grip as a hammer.
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There is a class of antique arms called "Dug" ups. I think your R&S would be more if you leave it as is.
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Sadly, none inherited.

But God bless the child that's got his own!
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There is a class of antique arms called "Dug" ups. I think your R&S would be more if you leave it as is.
All the parts are matching. Even the grips are stamped "707". So I might just leave it as is to keep it all matching and authentic.
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I would only change internals. Such as hand, hammer spring, ect. And I would keep the originals, even if they were broke.
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There is currently only one company making the R&S revolvers. DP&S produces these guns for the U.S.Black Powder Team. These guns are limited and sell for $1,400 dollars. The parts now available are in no way drop in parts and require some skill to refit and original revolver. Proper timing of the action also requires a ratchet that is not badly worn or rusted. If the ratchet is damaged you would need a new cylinder.
Of interest. In the history of Ruger Firearms concerning the Ruger Old Army revolver. The Ruger engineers used the orginal R&S design to biuld the ROA. The ROA is also a .457 caliber.
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My grandpa's sear model 25 tube fed 22 rifle. This was my first gun and what started it all with me.
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