Hello guys, I will be posting some of my own collection of Guns and Bayonets from the Civil War Period. This is my Whitworth which is in superb shooting condition. I bought this along with a Lancaster Rifle and 3 Band Enfield as well as a 2 Band Enfield from a guy who was attached to the 82nd AB in Fort Bragg. He was there 86-88 and bought them from a gun dealer in Fayettville. The Whitworth was he says used by the Confederate Army as was the Lancaster. The two Enfields were used but I do not know who by. He brought them back to the UK and I bought them from him for a considerable amount 4 years ago. I mentioned to him I had just bought a Whitworth Bayonet and a near mint Lancaster Bayonetand he dropped the Bombshell he was thinning his collection of guns and he Had the Rifles for the bayonets. This has a beautiful tiger stripe patina on the furniture. The Whitworth bayonet looks similar to the 1856/57 British Yataghan Bayonets but has a round mortice hence the bayonet lug shape. This has its Nipple Protector still attached. I saw a comment regarding a nipple protector on a 53. These were to prevent damage to the nipple. I would be interested to find out which units used the Whitworth if any did at all. Bragg being in S Carolina I would imagine it might have been a local unit...who knows? Any views most welcome.