M1861 Whitneyville Contract .58 Caliber Rifle Musket Dated 1864
Item #: DROL1501
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Here is a really scarce M1861 Whitneyville US Contract 58 caliber dated 1864 Rifle in very good condition. Rarely do we find an example in this condition with all the correct markings plus a US Inspector stamp T.A.W. on the barrel. This lets us know that this gun met all the US requirements for the contract specs. The bore has strong rifling and clean. Musket retains its original lockplate with eagle motif over ‘U.S’ to the right of the hammer and the dated "1864” behind the hammer. Under the bolster is "WHITNEYVILLE” in strong sharp stampings. Musket has its original stock, iron nipple, bolster screw, and "C” shaped hammer. Butt plate is "US' marked. Barrel retains a bold "VP" and eagle marking. The sight is sub inspected with a "B". A great display piece.
Very few of these made by Whitney survived so if your looking for a nice addition or a center piece this is it.

Whitney’s major federal efforts early in the war were directed at the manufacture of the new Plymouth Rifle. After a slow start, Whitney was able to fill the entire contract of 10,000 stands between 1861 and 1864. With the Plymouth contract nearing completion, Whitney agreed to manufacture 15,000 M1861 US Rifle-muskets for the Federal government. With machinery and gauges in place, this was done quickly and all were delivered in 1863 and 1864. Unlike the Connecticut contract guns, these all met the strict Federal specifications.
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Your Price $1,850.00 USD

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