Navy "Whitney-Plymouth" Percussion Rifle

Navy "Whitney-Plymouth" Percussion Rifle

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Description (Brief)
The Whitney 1861 Navy Rifle, also known as the Plymouth or Whitney-Plymouth was designed from the recommendations of Captain John A. Dahlgren, the famous Navy Ordnance officer. The.69 caliber muzzle loading rifle was developed and tested on board Dahlgren's ship, the U.S.S. Plymouth, 1856-1858. The Whitney Arms Company supplied the U.S. Navy with about ten thousand Plymouths.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rifle
rifle, percussion
Other Terms
rifle; Firearms; Percussion Fire;.68 In; Rifled; Muzzle Load; Sa
date made
1863
commissioner
Dahlgren, John A.
maker
Whitney Arms Company
place made
United States
Measurements
overall: 50 in x 2 3/4 in; 127 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
AF.256986
catalog number
256986
accession number
50774
serial number
4231
subject
Firearms
Civil War
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Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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