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Whitney Revolver Manufactured by Eli Whitney, Newhaven, late 1864/early 1865 in the "Navy" .36 calibre. Unusually, this is London Proofed and not Martially marked. It is a 2nd Model 6th Type with large trigger guard. This model bears design similarities to the Remington M1858 and the Colt models (probably designed after the Colt and Remington patents had expired). Also copied by the Confederate gun makers Spiller & Burr. This particular example features in Dan Williams' book, "The Whitney Navy Revolver: A Reference of the Models and Types, 1857-1866".
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Original Colt's revolving belt pistol
Originally known as Colt's Navy revolving belt pistol, this .36 calibre "Navy" revolver later became known as the  model 1851 Navy. This example dates from 1853 and is quite an early pre-Civil War private purchase revolver with no martial markings. Traces of silver plating to trigger guard and backstrap. Case hardening to frame and no trace of blueing to the barrel or cylinder. No trace of Cylinder scene, but barrel top strap has the early NewYork address. This is a Third Model, bead sight, loading lever screw on right side and small trigger guard.
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Original Remington M1858
Remington New Model Army, based on the 1858 design (the "old" model army - Beal's patent). In .44 calibre - also available in .36 (scarcer). This Martially marked example was originally issued to the 8th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry in 1865. 8inch  hexagonal barrel.
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Original COlt model 1860 Army
Colt Model 1860 Army in .44 calibre, barrel address of New York, U.S. America. Martially marked and serial number dates it to 1862.
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Deane-HArding 5 shot revolver
A Deane-Harding 5 shot, 54 Bore revolver using Harding's patent and manufatured by Deane & Son, London Bridge. This revolver, like most British designs, is trigger cocking, but can also be thumb cocked. London Proof and View marks. Woodwork by Thomas Tipping & Lawden (later taken over by Webley). Made about 1859. Never adopted by the British Military as there was a design flaw by having a single spring system to operate the cylinder stop and pawl. When this broke, which was often, the revolver became completely useless.
Tranter 4th Model Revolver
A William Tranter, 4th Model, patent 5 shot, 54 Bore, single trigger revolver. It is trigger cocking but can be used thumb cocked (so called "double- action"). Retailed by John Hayton of Graham's Town, Eastern Cape c.1862.
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