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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 5126

Question:

I have inherited a flintlock rifle from my father which has the markings 1841 E.W. Whitney. I do not intend to sell it, but would like to have some kind of idea of it's value. Can you steer me in the right direction where I might find out what it might be worth. Thanks, David Bauers

Answer:

The Whitney 1822 US Contract musket was manufactured from 1822 to 1841. The 69 caliber single-shot muzzleloader had a 42 inch round barrel fastened by three iron bands with band springs. The second contract for these muskets was signed in 1830 and extended through 1841. Locks dated 1837 to 1841 are marked US and E. Whitney in the center and N. Haven and the date at the rear. The retail value is $1250 in good condition if original flintlock.

Submitted By: David Bauers On: 11/22/2003 5:02:59 PM

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