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Original 1853 Dated Remington Mississippi with 1861 New York Rework
Item #: A6548
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This is an attractive and well marked 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 and even the tip of the ramrod has brass. This one has the manufacture date that is vividly clear of 1853 on the lockplate to accompany the very desirable makers mark of the famous company Remington. These guns were made at the production location of Herkimer, New York and it is so marked on the lockplate. This one is one of the special ones done for the state of New York. We know this because of the end of the barrel. If you notice the end of the barrel was lathed down to accept a socket style bayonet similar to a model 1842 Springfield. Flayderman's guide states that there were only 1600 of these Remingtons altered by a New York City gunsmith named F.H. Grosz. The action of the lock works well on all positions. All of the brass parts have an attractive look with a deep dark color patina. The original front sight is present but the rear sight was replaced eons ago with a notched sight. When you look down the barrel you can still see the lands and grooves of the rifling quite clearly. The sling swivels have both been removed long ago. The ramrod in the channel underneath the barrel is the brass tipped style that was used before 1855 on these Mississippi rifles. The stock on this gun has a nice dark look to the walnut. You can tell that this one was used a lot from the wear and also the burnout of the stock behind the nipple. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate it has the faint traces of a pair of inspector cartouche stamps. This is where the government inspector approved the weapon for military use. This is a nice looking "Mississippi" rifle from the famous Remington Company with the neat New York alteration. ' ""


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$1,750.00 USD

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