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WHITNEY 1861 NAVY (PLYMOUTH RIFLE). SN NSN. Cal. 69. 3-Groove rifling. Standard configuration with 34″ round bbl fitted with long range rear sight and special Dahlgren bayonet lug on left side toward muzzle. Trigger guard is also forged with distinctive spur. Ramrod has large cylindrical head with hole. Bbl and lock are dated “1864”. Breech end of bbl is stamped with normal “V”, “P”, and eagle head proofs, and inspector’s initials “F.C.W”. Bbl tang is stamped with “9057” to match bayonet, all of which were hand-fitted. 1861 Type lock stamped with eagle, “U.S.”, and “Whitney-Ville” is bright polished. Oil finished stock has inspectors cartouche on left side opposite lock. Mr. Howard’s notes indicate that he acquired this item from Bill Huckaba in 1989. PROVENANCE: Robert Howard Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. All metal parts lightly cleaned with some areas retaining what appears to be orig bright polish. Stock refinished over numerous marks, knocks, and dents. Edges are slightly rounded. Inspector’s initials are partially filled in, but legible. Bore is excellent, with some pitting evident at muzzle. Lock is crisp. 4-45433 MGM109 (4,000-7,000)

Auction: Firearms - Spring 2012
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