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    Very Fine M1841 .58 Caliber Percussion "Mississippi" rifle, Robins & Lawrence 1848, with Period ID to the 51st Massachusetts Infantry. All metal smooth bright and clean with deep crisp markings including tang date of 1849. Deeply marked on the butt plate "51 Mass." And on the butt plate tang "84 F" Fitted with folding leaf rear sight with front sight serving as the bayonet lug. The original brass blade front sight and saber bayonet lug turned down. .58 caliber seven groove rifled bore perfect. Wood excellent just showing some minor honest use with good inspectors' marks and deep rich patina. The 51st Regiment MVM was mustered in on 24 September 1862 and embarked for North Carolina in November. The regiment was engaged in skirmishing in North Carolina and subsequently transferred to the 1st Corps of the Army of the Potomac, guarding prisoners from Gettysburg at Baltimore, Md., and participating in the pursuit of Lee's retreating army. The regiment mustered out on July 27, 1863. A very fine Mississippi rifle and most desirable with these period regimental markings.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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