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Oldloader
10-28-2012, 02:13 PM
Doing some research 1/2 a muzzle loader.
Harpers Ferry 1846
Faint cartouche U.S.
Receiver tang 1850
Receiver US ? J.H. ?
Receiver: "STEEL"
Butt plate US. Side strap M. Barrel resembles twisted wire.
Muzzle .054, 49" O.A.
Seems Harpers Ferry was a US arsenal, Jackson captured it in the battle of 9/12-15 in 1862. Can't help but wonder if this was a part of that arsenal.
http://s489.photobucket.com/albums/rr254/sleddog_02/123%20Vintage%20rifles/

jbrower
10-28-2012, 02:41 PM
I'm no expert, but the single barrel-band and patch box would seem to indicate that it's a Model 1841 "Mississippi Rifle."

Co2Chief1947
10-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Doing some research 1/2 a muzzle loader.
Harpers Ferry 1846
Faint cartouche U.S.
Receiver tang 1850
Receiver US ? J.H. ?
Receiver: "STEEL"
Butt plate US. Side strap M. Barrel resembles twisted wire.
Muzzle .054, 49" O.A.
Seems Harpers Ferry was a US arsenal, Jackson captured it in the battle of 9/12-15 in 1862. Can't help but wonder if this was a part of that arsenal.
http://s489.photobucket.com/albums/rr254/sleddog_02/123%20Vintage%20rifles/


Appears you have a Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle made from 1846 to 1855 pretty nice find, I have a M-1841 also mine marked 1854, mine was rebored to .58 they were originally .54 cal. National armories converted them between 1855 to 1860. Many were used in the Civil War by southern units. Yours is missing it's ramrod like mine you will get sticker shock looking for a original anywhere from $200 to $400. Let me know if you have any more questions I will try and help you I collected CW before I got the Garand bug.
Richie

Oldloader
10-28-2012, 04:23 PM
Unfortunately I don't own the rifle, it is for sale though, the owner just wants to get rid of the three. A shame it is missing the ramrod.

Co2Chief1947
10-28-2012, 04:31 PM
Get rid of the 3? What else is he selling more CW?

Oldloader
10-28-2012, 05:44 PM
The other two posts 2/3 & 3/3 are on ask each other, this post ended up in the wrong place.