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Lot 950: WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY, USA A SCARCE .32 (RIMFIRE) SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL ''2'', serial no. 3930,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

08 December 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY, USA
A SCARCE .32 (RIMFIRE) SIX-SHOT SINGLE-ACTION REVOLVER, MODEL ''2'', serial no. 3930,
circa 1875, with blued octagonal 5in. barrel, the top-flat signed ''WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY CT. USA'', crescent fore-sight, sighting groove to top-strap, blued fluted cylinder (sticking on locking pawl), brass frame (traces of plating in sheltered areas), smooth rose-wood birdshead grips, sheathed trigger and underbarrel axis pin operating as an ejector rod, fair amount of original blued finish where appropriate


Other Notes: Only around 2000 of this model was produced between 1871 and 1879

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