Whitneyville Armory Model 1

circa 1870

in .30 Rimfire


This is a very nice rare caliber pistol made by Eli Whitney at the Whitneyville Armory in Connecticut. These were made from 1871-1879. This pistol is a Model No. 1, 5 shot in .30 rimfire revolver, serial number 16E. Most of these were in .22 rimfire and a few in .32 rimfire. The mechanical function is perfect, crisp and tight. The hammer and trigger show good case coloring. The bore is good with strong rifling but bit a little corrosion. The nickel finish is in excellent condition with some light scratches to the surface. The grips retain 96% varnish and are numbered to the gun. This is a 2.5” barrel on this little bird’s head grip revolver. This is the type of gun that ladies of the evening would carry to discourage unruly patrons in the 1870s or would serve equally as well as a vest pocket gun for a gambling gent.

This is an antique and can be shipped directly to you. Adult signature required upon delivery.


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