Navy "Whitney-Plymouth" Percussion Rifle
- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Dahlgren, John A.
- Whitney Arms Company
- date made
- overall: 50 in x 2 3/4 in; 127 cm x 6.985 cm
- Object Name
- rifle, percussion
- Other Terms
- rifle; Firearms; Percussion Fire; .68 In; Rifled; Muzzle Load; Sa