New Haven, CT, 1826 - 1888, interestingly "produced the first Colt revolvers"
Whitney Beals' pocket revolver nicknamed "walking beam",
matching serial # on
strap and on both
grips 224, caliber .31 percussion, 3" octagonal barrel with fixed front sight and over
the bridge inscribed, BEALS patent on left side of frame, 7-shot cylinder. While the barrel shows good bluing, the rest changed to
grayish, good varnished grips. In good working order and NRA very good condition.
Flayderman's # 5J-091: 1854 patent date, about 2,300 made $3,000.