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SN 154. This is a nice example of the first Whitney revolver produced after the Walker dragoons made for Colt. Only about 200 of these elegant pistols were made circa 1850-1852. Guns were made in varying bbl lengths; this example with the longest 6″ oct bbl marked “E. WHITNEY N. HAVEN CT.” Hood is marked on either side “PATENT / APPLIED FOR”. Cylinders were hand turned with a push button lock and release behind the hammer so as not to impinge on the litigious Col. Colt. These scarce little pistols are rarely offered and this is a beautiful example as refinished. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very good to fine as refinished. Stocks are sound, well-fit retaining most of their orig varnish. Gun functions mechanically with crisp bright bore. Cylinder pin retaining screw is missing. 49059-144 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1119

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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