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Lot 2274: Two Documented Civil War Whitney Rifle-Muskets with Direct Vents

Auction Date: October 7, 2021

Two Documented Civil War Whitney Rifle-Muskets with Direct Vents and Bayonets

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

A) Whitney Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: Whitney Arms Company
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577-450
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1090
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

These rifle-muskets are featured and discussed on pages 500-504 of "American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. 3" by George Moller and each includes a socket bayonet (A doesn't fit) and leather sling.

B) Whitney Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: Whitney Arms Company
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 39 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1090
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

See "A." Lock dated "1863." Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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