Eli Whiltey 5 Shot Revolver?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by GMAC479, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. GMAC479

    GMAC479 New Member

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    I am looking for help with this gun,

    Barrel length 2.5 In
    Over all 7.5 In
    Octagon Barrell
    5 Shots about .32 or .28 maybe a .38
    It has a black grip with a W on top of it
    it is a double action spur trigger.
    on the top of the barrel it says Eagle CO. Stamped into it.
    On the Heel of the gun it has stamped into it 4616
    one the underside of the Barrel is stamped a 16 and on the revolver is 616.

    any help would be great!

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  2. BIGBOOMER

    BIGBOOMER New Member

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    Made by Iver Johnson circa 1879-86.
  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Hi GMAC...welcome to TFF.

    According to Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms what you have is a Whitney Size/Model No. 1, Wide Cylinder. They were marked "WHITNEYVILLE" or "EAGLE CO.", and were made from 1871 to 1879 in calibers .22, .32, and .38 Rimfire.

    Values:

    V.G. - $115
    Exc. - $325
  4. GMAC479

    GMAC479 New Member

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    Thank you guys for your help. It was my wife's great grandmother's and her great grandfather bought it to protect the home from varmits and such was the story.
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