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Captain Bill Burt

Information on old gun

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Mine is marked "Whitneyville Armory CT US" on top of the barrel, a 7-shot .22 short.

 

I posted because they both have spur triggers, cylinder notches at the front of the cylinder, and serial numbers on the bottom of the grip.  So, maybe a Whitneyville??

 

If you Google "spur trigger revolver" you will get a bunch of images for a closer match.

 

Good luck!!  :)

 

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Thanks! They do have some similarities. The barrel on mine is octagonal and it does not have a manufacture listed anywhere. Eyeballing the cylinders and estimating at some type of 32 caliber. I’ll do a Google search as you suggested.

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CBB, remove the grips and look for additional markings. 

OLG 

Great idea! But nothing there unfortunately.

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Looks like a William Uhlinger .32 rim fire pocket revolver, but the rod under the barrel is missing.  The .22 version didn't have that rod so it might be a variation. 

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Looks like a William Uhlinger .32 rim fire pocket revolver, but the rod under the barrel is missing.  The .22 version didn't have that rod so it might be a variation. 

Ding ding ding, I think we have a winner. I did a search and my pistol looks exactly like a WU. Mine has a dovetail machined into the bottom of the barrel to hold an ejector rod housing, but the ejector is missing.  Google says Uhlinger was knowingly infringing S&W’s patent so he deliberately didn’t mark the guns. 
 

That means this gun is at least 155 years old.

 

Thanks Forty Rod!

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