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Lot 1260: "F.C.W." Inspected E. Whitney Pocket 2nd Model 3rd Type Revolver

Interesting "F.C.W." Inspected E. Whitney Pocket Second Model 3rd Type Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1260: "F.C.W." Inspected E. Whitney Pocket 2nd Model 3rd Type Revolver

Interesting "F.C.W." Inspected E. Whitney Pocket Second Model 3rd Type Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Interesting "F.C.W." Inspected E. Whitney Pocket Second Model 3rd Type Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Whitney Arms Company
Model: Pocket
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 5 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 240
Class: Antique
Description:

Whitney Pocket Revolvers were manufactured circa late 1850s to early 1860s. This example is a Second Model, 3rd Type revolver with the eagle/shield/lion/naval engagement cylinder scene and wedge type loading lever latch. The top barrel flat is stamped "E. WHITNEY/N. HAVEN". The serial number is stamped on the barrel, grips and loading lever. The U.S. inspector Frank C. Warner marking "F.C.W." is marked twice on the left of the frame and in a boxed cartouche at the top of the left grip panel. Most likely this pistol was part of a very small U.S. contract for Whitney Pocket Model revolvers during the Civil War.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 20% of the original blue finish, strong traces of the original case colors, and 40% of the silver plating showing a dark aged patina, with the balance mostly either a smooth grey patina or attractively aged brass. The grips are also very good with some light handling marks scattered throughout and mild wear. Mechanically excellent.



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