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Title .31 calibre Whitney pocket revolver
Nationality American
Period c 1860

Approx. 32,500 were manufactured from 1858-62. Whitney had to wait for Colt's patent to expire before manufacturing his revolvers. He was the USA's first major commercial arms maker, and one of the most important in the 19th century, and his Newhaven plant began production in 1798 and continued under family control for the next 90 years.

There was a long association of Whitney's plant with the early manufacture of the Colt revolvers.

This pistol has nearly all its original varnish on both grips and matching serial numbers throughout. The bore is reasonably clean, as is the cylinder. However, the latter has lost all its original roller engraving. The barrel is approximately four inches long. The action is still quite crisp.

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[Firearms : Percussion Revolvers : American : 19th Century]


The buckle arrived, thank you very much! Very good package!! Thanks for the good and fast service..

C U, Germany, 07.04.2009

The bayonet arrived safe and sound this morning. It is absolutely magnificent. I am thrilled to bits with it. Thanks for all the interest you have shown.

My very best wishes, and thank you, very sincerely, once again.

L L, UK, 08.06.2005