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Lot 1259: Civil War U.S. Navy Whitney Second Model Navy 4th Type Revolver

Scarce Civil War U.S. Navy Inspected E. Whitney Second Model Navy 4th Type Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1259: Civil War U.S. Navy Whitney Second Model Navy 4th Type Revolver

Scarce Civil War U.S. Navy Inspected E. Whitney Second Model Navy 4th Type Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Scarce Civil War U.S. Navy Inspected E. Whitney Second Model Navy 4th Type Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Whitney Arms Company
Model: Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 7 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 240
Class: Antique
Description:

The U.S. Navy purchased 4,300 Whitney Navy revolvers during the Civil War, with a total of roughly 33,000 of 1st and 2nd Model Navy revolvers manufactured by Whitney in the late 1850s to early 1860s in various configurations. This 4th Type falls in the correct serial range of 15000-25000. Matching serial number on the bottom of the barrel, loading lever, cylinder pin, rear of the cylinder, and back of the grips. "E. WHITNEY/N. HAVEN" marking on the top of the barrel at the breech. Roll stamped cylinder scene of an eagle, lion, naval engagement, and shield bearing rib with "WHITNEYVILLE". "P/J.R.G." inspectors stamp on the cylinder and "U.S./anchor" stamps on the barrel.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining traces of the original blue finish in sheltered areas with the balance mostly a smooth grey patina, a few scattered patches of light pitting, and an attractive antique patina on the brass trigger guard. The grips are fine with a few scattered minor dings. Mechanically excellent.



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