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L: 56 in, Barrel length: 40 in, H: 8.5 in, ramrod length: 39.75 in
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
This is a U.S. rifle-musket Model 1861, made under contract by the Whitney Arms Co. This company had contracts with both the U.S. government and the State of Connecticut, c. 1861-1863. 15,000 were made for the U.S. government and 14,000 for the State of Connecticut. The plant was called the Whitneyville Armory from 1798 to 1863.
[top of barrel] I.C | 1864; [PR barrel] V | P | (proof); [lover PR barrel] L.F.R.; [PL lockplate] E. WHITNEY | N. HAVEN; [PR receiver] I.C.; [PR stock] 18; [buttplate] US
A: musket;B: ramrod; 1988.8.848 bayonette
Whitney U.S. Model 1863 Contract
As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum. If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.