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FR-920 US Civil War Whitney Plymouth Navy Rifle

This item is listed for historical interest only. It is not for sale.
Item #7653

U.S. Civil War Whitney Plymouth Navy Rifle. This rifle, dated 1863, was designed under a U.S. Navy contract by the recommendation of Admiral John Dahlgren for use aboard the U.S.S. Plymouth. The U.S.S. Plymouth was designated as a training ship for midshipmen and later served as a test vessel under the command of Commander John Dahlgren. She was scuttled later in Norfolk by U.S. forces for fear she would fall into Confederate hands. This rifle is in near excellent condition the only flaw is that the sight has been replaced by an aged perfect reproduction. The .69cal bore has some wear with little to no rifling remaining. The rest of the rifle is in excellent condition. The wood has its typical compliments of dings and scratches but nothing that detracts from the overall appearance. The inspector’s cartouche is still present opposite the lock plate with the initials of FCW for Frank C. Warner who was the primary inspector on these rifles. This barrel is 34” long and has the oversized bayonet lug for the 27” saber bayonet. The lock shows a slight amount of wear but has a beautiful Eagle design and U.S. Whitney-ville markings. The gun was a product of the Whitney Armory of New Haven, Connecticut. The gun also retains the serial number 3918 with only 10,000 being made between 1863 and 1864. These rifles saw a lot of use on land and sea throughout the war. Overall a great and rare rifle.

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