Whitney Arms Co. of Hew Haven, 1841. .54 Cal., Connecticut, Whit...
Item # 4301
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Whitney Arms Co. of Hew Haven, 1841. .54 Cal., Connecticut, Whitney manufactured 26,500 of the handsome & popular ''Mississippi'' Rifles under government contract between 1844 & 1855. This is from the first contract of 7500 (1844-1847). The Model 1841 Rifle has a distinctive, over-sized brass patch box, with brass buttplate, trigger guard & barrel bands, all of which have been cleaned or polished. The barrel originally had a brown finish & the lock & hammer were casehardened. Metal surfaces have added patina & finish. The wood is original with several small nicks & dings, wrist shows one small crack near top name plate screw. The rifle retains the original finish with some added protective oils along its way, Standard fixed front & rear sights. Has metal ramrod with flared, button tip. The lock plate is stamped: ''N. HAVEN/1846'' in two vertical lines behind the hammer & ''E. WHITNEY/U.S.'' is two horizontal lines in front of it. The U.S. Ordnance inspector's initials are stamped on the top of the barrel. Two faint, oval, Ordnance inspection marks are stamped on the left stock flat behind the side plate. ''U.S.'' is stamped on the top of the buttplate behind the screw. The rifle is complete with a scarce Civil War Russet leather sling. Fine example of an early Whitney rifle.* No FFL Req. - Value: 1000 to 2000



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Item # 4301
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