640. Whitney Model 1861 Navy Percussion Rifle

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.69 Caliber, 34" barrel with an oxidized bore. The lockplate and hammer surfaces of this 1863 dated 2nd style rifle are an overall dull gray patina with oxidation staining throughout and some scattered light pitting, while the triggerguard and lower tang are a light gray patina with oxidation staining throughout and some scattered light pitting. The rear of the barrel and upper tang are a dark brown patina with some moderate pitting, while much of the barrel's length and the bands are a dull gray patina with scattered oxidation staining and the barrel showing a few light band removal marks. The buttplate shows oxidation staining throughout and the walnut stock appears unmarked but rates very good overall with a dark oil finish, a 3/4" crack at the front of lockplate, a few chips and slivers in the cleaning rod channel, a 3/4" crack on the left stocl flat, scattered abrasions, dings, scratches, handling marks and chips. The rear sight is the correct 1000-yard type, the barrel is correctly marked with a "FCW" inspector's marking on the left side of the barrel and the top of the barrel is marked with the correct "VP/Eagle" marking but there does not appear to be a discernable date. A very good example of a Whitney Navy 1861 percussion rifle. (207967-38) {ANTIQUE} [Larry & David Holmes Collection] (1500/2000) SOLD FOR $1,265.00

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