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Whitney Arms Company

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Whitney Arms Company   New Haven Connecticut 1865 1888


Patent Date Remarks


Contract for


Product
See Whitneyville Armory, Whitney Eli, Burgess, Andrew, Whitney Scharf, Whitney & P. & E.W. Blake, Kennedy

Trade marks

Union N.Y.
Eagle Co
Eagle Arms Co
Defender
Whitneyville

A promotion setup that exhibited military and sporting rifles, carbines, shotguns and revolvers at the International Exposition, Philadelphia in 1876.

various calibers, Percussion shotguns, double barrel
.44 r.f. caliber, breech-loading Whitney-Cochran carbine manufactured in 1866
.44 r.f. caliber, single shot Whitney-Howard carbine, lever action
.44 r.f. caliber, single shot Whitney-Howard rifle, lever action
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Burgess Repeating rifle 1878

.45-70 Govt. caliber, sporting rifle, 28" round or octagonal barrel, loading port on the right side, S shaped lever, magazine capacity of 9 rounds, marked G.W.MOSE PATENTED OCT. 28.1856, the tang was marked A. BURGESS PATENTED JAN. 7.1873, available as rifle, carbine and musket, production was less than 2'000 from 1878 - 1880, was followed by Whitney-Kennedy

See Burgess, Andrew for more details

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Whitney-Kennedy lever action magazine rifle

Repeating rifle with loading port, top ejection, production was about 15'000 from 1880 to 1886, marked on barrel WHITNEY ARMS CO. or WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY and some have the name KENNEDY added, made in large and small frame and were in rifle, carbine and muskets available, on some modeles a S shaped finger lever was utilized, serial number 1 t0 5'000 and afterwards with a letter prefix A to S and numbers from 1 to 999, was followed by Whitney Scharf

Large frame

.40-60 WCF, 45-60 WCF, 45-75 WCF, 50-95 Express, 26" or 28" round or octagonal barrel, full magazine was with 9 rounds in standard rifle, Burgess-Tiesing-Kennedy patent

Whitney-Kennedy Rifle right side

Small frame

.44-40 WCF, 38-40 WCF, 32-20 WCF, 24", 26" and 28" round or octagonal barrel, magazine capacity of 13 rounds in standard rifle (24").

See Kennedy, Samuel V. for more details expecially approximative production dates.

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Whitney-Scharf

The gun was manufactured from 1886 to 1888. This was the latest model made before whitney sold his company to Winchester. Winchester stopped immediately the production. About 2000 guns were made. The highest serial number was 1964 and one gun was marked A2.

See Whitney Scharf for more details.

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Whitney-Laidley Style I Rolling Block Action
also known as Split Breech Whitney

After having purchased the right of the Laidley and Emery patents in 1870, Whitney produced several types in various calibers of these Rolling Block rifles between 1871 and 1881. The total production is estimatet at 40'000 to 50'000 units. Target and Sporting Rifle

manufactured in ,38, .40, .44, .45 and .50 caliber centerfire and in .32, .38, and .44 caliber rimfire. Other calibers were made on special orders. The guns were blued barrel and case hardened receiver and hammer, the standard barrel length were 24" to 30" either round, half octagonal or octagonal. The guns were marked on the tang in three lines
WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY CO. PATENTED OCT 17'65, RE-IS'D JUNE 25'72, DEC 26,'65, RE-IS'D OCT 1,'67, MAY 15'66, JULY 15'72
It is beliefed that about 5'000 of these Target and Sporting Rifles were made.

The October 17, 1865 patent was granted to James Stillman
The December 27, 1865 patent is that of W.H. & G.W. Miller
The May 16, 1866 patent is that of Laidley and Emery

Creedmoor Rifle No. 1

.44 caliber centerfire, 32" or 34" octagon, round or half octagon barrel, pistol grip, checkered grip and forearm, marked WHITNEY CREEDMOOR, probably less than 100 were made

Creedmoor Rifle No. 2

.40 caliber centerfire, 30" or 32" barrels as above, very small production

Military Rifle or Musket

.433 caliber centerfire, 35" barrels
.44 caliber centerfire (rare)
.45 caliber centerfire, 35" barrels
.50 caliber centerfire, 32 1/2" barrels
all were full stock with three barrel bands and marked PAT NOV 8,1874. The production is estimated at 30'000 units and most sold to South and Central America

Gallery Rifle

.22 caliber long or short rimfire, 24" octagonal or half octagonal barrel, probably less than 500 produced

Military Carbine

.433 caliber centerfire
.45 caliber centerfire
.50 caliber centerfire
all with 20 1/2" round barrel and manufactured for the South and Central American market. The production was abour 5'000 units

Civilian Carbine

.44 caliber rimfire or centerfire, 18 1/2" round barrel
.46 caliber rimfire, 19 1/2" round barrel

Montreal Police

.433 caliber found in serial number range 6700 to 7500. Contract with the City of Montreal for 60 military carbines

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Whitney-Remington Style II Rolling Block Action
also known as New Improved System

Made from 1881 to about 1888 when the Remington's Patent was expired in different types. In contrary to the Style I guns the frame is rounded, marked
WHITNEY ARMS COMPANY, NEW HAVEN CT USA on the tang

Sporting and Target Rifle No. 1

.38 caliber rimfire
.44 caliber rimfire
.38-40 caliber centerfire
.40-60 caliber centerfire
.44-40 caliber centerfire
.45-60 caliber centerfire
.50-95 caliber centerfire
All were available in round, octagonal or part octagonal barrel in lenght from 26" to 30"

Sporting Rifle No. 1

.22 caliber short or long rimfire
.32 caliber short or long rimfire
.38 caliber long rimfire
As above but smaller

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Whitney Phoenix Breechloader

various calibers, single shot Phoenix carbine
various calibers, single shot Phoenix rifle

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.28 caliber percussion, 6 shot pistol
.28 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action New Pocket Model
.31 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action Pocket Model
.31 caliber percussion, 6 shot Whitney-Beals Walking Beam Pocket Revolver
right side
right side
cylinder left side
cylinder right side
markings
.31 caliber percussion, 7 shot Withney-Beals revolver, ring trigger
.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot Eagle Navy (like Colt 1851)
.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot Whitney Navy
left side
right side

other, left side
other, right side
holster of Civil War period

.22 short r.f. caliber, 7 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, solid frame
.32 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, solid frame
.32 short r.f. caliber, 6 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, solid frame
.38 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, solid frame

.32 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver Model 1871, spur trigger, tip-up frame
left side right side

.38 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver Model 1871, spur trigger, tip-up frame
left side right side