Whitney Model 1861 Navy Rifle with Matching Bayonet

.69 caliber, 34.25" barrel, S/N 3671. Bright finish, walnut stock. Lock with large Whitney Eagle and marked U.S. / WHITNEY - VILLE, dated 1863 at tail. Top of breech dated 1863 as well, tang with bayonet mating number 3671, left angled flat with usual V / P / {eagle head} proofs. Left flat with F.C.W. inspection, a clear script FCW cartouche is present on the counterpane. Retains the correct pattern long range ladder rear sight, original ramrod, sling swivels and saber bayonet lug. Rifle is accompanied by its original, matching numbered brass-handled Collins & Company saber bayonet with brass-mounted leather scabbard.


Very good. Metal with a mottled oxidized patina over dull gray steel. All markings remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and impact marks, along with a couple of small chips out around the lock mortise and along the forend. Bayonet very good as is scabbard.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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