Manufactured c.1864-65 for the US army for a total of 5000 guns in Utica, New York - Serial Number 015194. .44 cap and ball six-round cylinder, single action, creeping loading lever. Although a very good single action percussion revolver design as far as they go, the Rogers and Spencer was never issued, arriving too late for the Civil War and staying in storage in New York until 1901. At this point they were apparently sold in auction for about 50 cents each, compared to a $12 initial order. The 1864 Army was the more successful upgrade to the previous Pettengill double action hammerless and Freeman Navy-caliber revolvers from the same company, reusing the front of the first one and the rest of the latter.
essays on gun control, domination, and exploitation
Unfortunately, these pieces overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) focus on gun control’s history within the present-day united states. Hopefully, they still provide a range of insights applicable outside this particular settler colony.