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THE WHITNEY NAVY REVOLVER: 1857-1866
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THE WHITNEY NAVY REVOLVER: 1857-1866

Author: Daniel E. Williams, Jr.
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS, Oct 2012
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-7643-4249-5

Synopsis
Documents the results of a 2-year research project & provides clear & current info on the various models & types. A thorough description along with photos of each model & type of Whitney Navy revolver is found in this book. 8.5x11 inches; 180+ color photos, 112 pgs.

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This book is primarily a reference for the most famous revolver manufactured by Eli Whitney, Jr. during the late-1850s and throughout the American Civil War. The Whitney Navy Revolver documents the results of a two-year research project and provides clear and current information on the various models and types. A thorough description along with photographs of each model and type of Whitney Navy revolver is found in this book.

In addition to serving as a reference work, this book provides a brief history of the firearms development and marketing efforts of Eli Whitney, Jr. along with extensive information on the use of his revolvers by both the North and South during the Civil War. Photographs of Union and Confederate soldiers with Whitney revolvers are included, along with a photograph of the Whitney revolver used by Confederate cavalry commander, General JEB Stuart. Much additional information is found in this book, including photographs of engraved revolvers, cartridge conversion models, and other revolvers that were copies of the Whitney Navy revolver. This book is a must for collectors and students of historical firearms.


 
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