Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    E. Whitney Enfield Style .58 Caliber Three Band Percussion Rifled Musket. Gun with generally smooth deep dark untouched patina overall, with just some light pitting at the breech. Retains an oversized front band, often encountered on these rifles, but missing the two lower bands. The ramrod is an incorrect replacement (M1855/61), the sight although period is a replacement , and there is, scratched on the left side of the buttstock an ID to a member of the 2nd Virginia which we deem to be spurious. The lock is marked E. Whitney, the hammer screw is a recent replacement. Two piece trigger guard with iron base and brass bow. Enfield style buttplate and lock screw escutcheons. The stock also, other than the scratched name untouched and completely 'in the black'. There are some abrasions forward of the front band, minor. Falling into the category of Whitney's "Good and Serviceable Arms" weapons of this genre found their way into the hands of troops on both sides, with thousands known to have been shipped to southern states just prior to the beginning of the war. A scarce and interesting rifled musket that certainly saw Civil War use and very possibly Confederate.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 656

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 8 days left to consign to the 2018 August 18 Americana & Political - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $640,615