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    U.S. M1841 .58 Caliber "Mississippi Rifle," Harper's Ferry, 1851. The iconic "Mississippi," so named because of its use by Jefferson Davis' 1st Mississippi Infantry in the Mexican War, was a favorite of hunters and frontiersmen in the American West because of its sturdy construction and superior accuracy. Although originally configured in .54 caliber this example has been armory rebored to fire the .58 caliber Minié bullet with a seven groove rifled bore. The gun was also altered in the armory to accept a saber bayonet by shortening the front of the stock and adding a clamp type bayonet adaptor and replacing the front sight. The bayonet adaptor bears the serial #6486. All metal generally smooth and clean with just some pitting at the breech. All brass furniture excellent and untouched. Wood very nice with dark untouched patina, just a few small worn areas along the forestock. Excellent markings, very good bore, mechanically perfect. A very nice example of this attractive American military longarm that found great favor in the American west.

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