Whitney Pocket Revolvers were manufactured from the late 1850s to early 1860s. This example is a Second Model, 3rd Type revolver with the eagle/shield/lion/naval engagement cylinder scene and catch type loading lever latch. The top barrel flat is stamped “E. WHITNEY/N. HAVEN”. The serial number is stamped on the barrel, grips and loading lever. The brass trigger guard is silver plated and the hammer and loading lever are casehardened with remaining surfaces blue. The grips are varnished. This is a very scarce weapon and was available to Southern forces prior to the Civil War. It surfaced in eastern Virginia from an estate.