Eli Whitney, New Haven, CT, 1826 - 1888,
Moving the ring trigger revolves the cylinder. The movement gave the revolver the nickname "walking beam" like a steam locomotive.
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.
Back and forth moving the ring trigger revolves the cylinder. The movement gave the revolver the nickname "walking beam" like a
Flayderman's # 5J-091: 1854 patent date, about 2,300 made. $2,000.
Whitney "hooded cylinder", serial # 79, caliber .28 percussion, 6" octagonal barrel with fixed front sight and maker's inscription
Whitney manufactured only about 200 of these Hooded Cylinder Model revolvers circa 1850 to 1853.