In late 1864 the Rogers and Spencer .44 cal. was offered as a better version of the Pettengill. The government agreed to an order of 5000 pieces in late November with deliveries of inspected revolvers by RPB Robert P. Beals, of 500 per month starting in January, 1865. All 10 months of deliveries were completed. Since the need for the revolvers had become History. They were never issued, but went into storage. So approx 2000 were delivered to the government before the end of hostilities in April, 1865. Many feel not a Civil War firearm, but 2000 were delivered during the war. They were manufactured in Utica, New York. The revolver itself was a substantial firearm. The only distraction being whatever process they used for blueing did not hold up very well. This is my Serial #1425 , all matching through out and would have been delivered in March, 1865. Permission to use these photos has been received from J&J Military from whom I purchased it.