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The Pettengill Telegraph Revolver Company stock certificate for 40 shares, November 16, 1857, New YOrke, signed by their president. Man leaning on anvil at far left. Fine condition. The C.S. Pettengill Revolver was originally developed by C.S. Pettengill in the mid-1850s, with a patent issued in 1856 for his double action mechanism (which was fully concealed within the frame). The design was further refined after the end of Samuel Colt's US patent over revolving firearms ended in 1857, entering production in 1858. The design was produced by Rogers, Spencer & Company in Willow Dale, New York. The first few hundred Pettengills were produced for the US Navy, which saw a production run of 900 in total. After the start of the American Civil War, the US Ordnance Department took an interest in the design, ordering 5,000 in .44 calibre in 1861. However, this contract was reduced to 2,000 after the Pettengill sent to the Ordnance Board for testing failed. These 2,000 were delivered to the US Army by January 1863, ending the production of the Pettengill. Of the 2,000 Pettengills delivered, 500 were issued to the 3rd Michigan Cavalry, with the rest issued to individual officers and members of the 1st Arkansas regiment, 3rd Illinois regiment, 3rd Kentucky regiment and the 3rd and 5th Missouri Militias. These were all mounted regiments, and could take advantage of the double action design as they wouldn't have to take their hand from the reins to cock the Pettengill for the next shot.
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Rare Pettengill Revolver Company Stock

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $247.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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