Whitney "Plymouth" Rifle named for the U.S.S. Plymouth naval ordinance testing ship. The only U.S. contract arm originally rifled .69 Caliber, dare I say arming naval combatants in the Civil War, precursors to U.S. Marines. Serial #6988 of 10,000 manufactured. I give this a good to very good condition rating, having an even overall patina. There is a stable crack just ahead of the percussion nipple and also a small chip in same area, visible in some photos. The barrel has some dings in this area. The stock has worn maker mark on the butt ,U.S. and Whitneyville on the side plate. Measures 50 inches overall, with a 34 inch barrel. This weapon is a fully functional piece of history, capable of firing. However, is over one hundred years old, and no warranty or guarantee of safety of such action is implied. An original issue Collins bayonet in fair condition accompanies the weapon, measuring 27.25 inches overall, with a 22.5 inch blade. This is not with a matching serial number but within 51, #7039. The scabbard is in poor condition split seam and no tip, but positive addition. Shipping costs to be discussed to mine and the buyers satisfaction.