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Whitneyville Armory

Name Street Town State From To
Whitneyville Armory   Hamden Connecticut 1800 1888


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Product
see Eli Whitney and Whitney Arms Co.

Trade name

Union N.Y.

The production of cartridge revolvers started about 1871. Most of these revolvers had brass frames

Model 1

.22 r.f. caliber, 7 shot single action revolver, 2 3/8" or 3" octagon barrel, solid brass frame, spur trigger, marked WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY CT USA, produced from 1871 to 1876
sold in 1882 for about $3.50
right

other, left side other, right side

and again Model 1 left side and again Model 1 right side

Model 1 left side, different cylinder latch
same Model 1 right side
same Model 1, latch

Model 2 production was about 15.000

.32 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, 3 1/4" or 3 1/2" barrel, spur trigger, solid frame, birdshead grips

Cased Whitneyville 32 RF SA 5 Shot Revolver.
Made by Eli Whitney's Factory Whitneyville Armory CT. USA Patient May 28,1871.
left side right side

Model 2 production was about 2.000

.32 r.f. caliber, 6 shot single action revolver, 5" barrel, spur trigger, solid frame, birdshead grips

Model 3

.38 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, 1 1/2" or 3" barrel, spur trigger, solid frame, birdshead grips

Number 238 with 5" barrel, left side same right side

Over all production of all variations was about 30.000 and all were manufactured from 1871 to 1879.