Civil War Whitney Navy & Eagle Co. Revolver

The Whitney Navy is one of the first practical solid frame revolvers. It was an early competitor of the Colt after its master patents expired in 1857. Very popular during the Civil War large quantities of its production saw service during the conflict. This piece is the 2nd model, 2nd type. The octagonal barrel is 7 1/2 inches with the serial number 6687 inside the loading lever and also has two piece walnut grips. It is 36 caliber with a 6 shot round cylinder that is machined with six safety notches at the back. It has the barrel marking E. Whitney/N. Haven.