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US M1841 "Mississippi" Rifle By Robbins & Lawrence

.54 caliber, 33" barrel, no S/N. Browned and case hardened finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Barrel secured by 2 brass barrel bands. Lock marked in four horizontal lines ROBBINS / & / LAWRENCE / US forward of the hammer and in two vertical lines at the tail of the lock: WINDSOR, VT / 1849. No date visible on the tang, breech marked US / JPC / P. Two partially visible script cartouches are present on the counterpane, the forward one is illegible, the rear one is a weak WAT. Retains original sights and sling swivels, ramrod is a modern replacement.

Condition:

Good. Void of finish and cleaned to a dull pewter color with scattered pitting, surface oxidation and discoloration. Mechanically functional, fair bore is worn to about .56 at muzzle but is still .54 with 7-groove rifling further back. Bore is dirty and pitted. Stock worn with numerous bumps, dings and handling marks, and with a divot of wood missing between the tang and hammer and showing significant burn out in that area.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,998
05/02/2018

 

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