Whitney Arms Co. of Hew Haven, 1841. .54 Cal., Connecticut, Whit...
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Started 2020-07-30 00:00:00
Ended 2020-08-29 07:45:00

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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 a couple of repairs to the top near the tang. The rifle retains the original finish with some added protective oils along its way. The rear sight has had the ''v'' notch expanded & the front looks to have been altered & updated to a low2 profile silver blade. Barrel may have been cut. 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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