E. Whitney Second Model Cartridge Conversion Revolver
SN# 257198, 38CF 7 3/4 Octagon barrel with a lightly oxidized and pitted bore. The metal surface have been cleaned to pewter with scattered scratches, a few oxidation stains, limited pitting and other handling marks. The Grips are replacement ivory that rate poor showing a half a dozen repaired fractures on the left panel, most radiating out of the escutcheon and a single repaired fracture running straight through the right panel escutcheon. The fluted replacement cylinder has been repurposed from another make and shows amateurishly recut cylinder stop notches and the original stop notches were filled with solder as were the safety pin holes. This model features a wingnut style center pin latch and the barrel appears to be a first model fourth type replacement that is marked " E. WHITNEY/N. HAVEN" and "(navel anchor)". An ejector rod housing has been added to the barrel, the triggerguard is steel and the hammer modified to centerfire. The loading lever hole and ball cut out have also been filled and it still functions mechanically but timing and lock up are in need of attention.