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1861 Alteration 1855 Dated "Mississippi" Rifle by Robbins & Lawrence
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This is an attractive original "Mississippi" pattern rifle. This is officially known as the U.S. model 1841 rifle. They got their "Mississippi" nickname during the Mexican War when a regiment under the Command of Jefferson Davis of Mississippi used them with great effectiveness. They stand out from across the room because of all of the brass furniture they use. They have the classic brass patchbox, triggerguard, buttplate, barrel bands made of brass. This one has the manufacture date of 1852 on the lockplate to accompany the production location of Windsor, Vermont and the maker's mark of Robbins & Lawrence. Robbins & Lawrence only made 15,000 of these Mississippi pattern rifles and only produced them from 1848 until 1853. The action catches on both positions. All of the brass parts have a rich golden tone all over. The barrel is full length and you can only see the inspector marks at the breech. You can also see the remnants of the "1853" production date of the barrel. The barrel is still in the original .54 caliber bore size. When you look down the barrel it has very nice lands and grooves still visible. The front sight is missing in action but it still has the original stud style rear sight. This is the pattern that was adapted to use the saber style bayonet for the state of Massachusetts. We know this because on the right hand side of the barrel it has the screw holes where the saber bayonet stud attached(missing). This screw style design was done for the guns that Massachusetts sold to the state of New Hampshire. They only did this with 1,000 of the gun which makes them quite scarce. The rear sling swivel is present with the front one missing in action. The ramrod in the channel underneath the barrel is a modern made reproduction. The stock on this gun has a pleasing look. It has an attractive grain to the walnut with a couple of chips in the wood and it is priced accordingly. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate still has the inspector cartouches still partially visible. These stamps are where the inspector approved the gun for military use. This is a good looking 1850 dated Mississippi rifle from the Robbins & Lawrence Company.


Item #: B531
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
Your Price:$1,650.00 USD
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