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Ben Kittredge & Co.

Name Street Town State From To
Ben Kittredge & Co.   Cincinnati Ohio 1862  


Patent Date Remarks
     


Contract for
State of Kentucky, August 1, 1862 421 S&W Model 2 .32 r.f. caliber revolver
State of Kentucky, August 5, 1862 79 S&W Model 2 .32 r.f. caliber revolver
State of Kentucky, August 18, 1862 51 S&W Model 2 .32 r.f. caliber revolver
State of Kentucky, August 27, 1862 80 S&W Model 2 .32 r.f. caliber revolver
State of Kentucky, September 8, 1862 100 S&W Model 2 .32 r.f. caliber revolver
State of Kentucky, May 11, 1863 2 S&W Model 2 .32 r.f. caliber revolver


Product
Dealer in firearms and Military and Sporting Goods. They were agents for many gun makers. Became of of the biggest distributors of Colt Firearms in the late 1870s.

See also Kitteridge, Benjamin

Tradenames:
Club Gun (on shotguns they retailed)

.44 claiber percussion, single shot Philadelphia Deringer, 2 7/16" barrel, marked B. KITTREDGE & CO.

In 1862 the firm ordered 2600 S&W Model 2 revolvers. Nearly 30 percent of them were aquired by the State of Kentucky at $ 13.75 per gun. The 7th Kentucky Cavalry was equiped by with these guns. This was the only cavalry regiment officially armed with the S&W. The S&W sold by Kittredge were stamped on the barrel B. Kittredge & Co./CINCINNATI, O.

Major purchaser of Colt's Buntline Special Revolvers (serial numbers 28802, 28803, 28805, 28806, 28807, 28809, 28810, 28811, 28812, 28815, 28816, 28818, 28819, 28833, 28823, 28824, 28826, 28830) 3 were in 10", 1 in 12" and 11 in 16" shipped between November 1876 and May 1884. Two of them were in .44-40 caliber and the others in .45 caliber.

Rifles of Frank Wesson