HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1841 “MISSISSIPPI” RIFLE DATED 1848

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Item Code: 172-5774

The round .58 barrel retains about 90% of its brown finish with very small amounts of scattered pinprick surface pitting throughout. Pitting is a little heavier near the breech. Front sight is a brass blade while the rear sight has a long flip-up leaf with a stepped base. At the left side of the breech there is a faint “VP” over an eagle head. There is no barrel date. Bore has rifling but it is badly pitted throughout.

Lock has a salt and pepper appearance. It has a good eagle over a small “US” with a strong “HARPERS FERRY 1848” behind the hammer. Action works but does not hold at half-cock when the trigger is squeezed.

Wood stock has several dings and dents. There is a small gouge behind and to the right of the barrel tang and a closed crack running for 3.00 inches starting at the top lock plate screw and running rearward.  Butt has brass patch box which opens easily. There are no visible cartouche marks. Left butt has a carved number “2” over a “C” intersected by an “I.”

Trigger guard and barrel bands are of brass. Buttplate is also of brass and does not bear any markings but does show heavy wear. Trigger guard and forward band each have a sling swivel. Ramrod is full length with brass tipped tulip shaped head. All brass has the same untouched semi-dark appearance. [ad] [ph:L]

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