C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 7953 Price : SOLD
Description :
This is an original U.S. Model 1841 Rifle produced by Robbins, Kendall, and Lawrence in 1848. The firm of Robbins, Kendall, and Lawrence produced 10,000 of these rifles from 1845 to 1848. Known as the "Mississippi" rifle by virtue of its service with Jefferson Davis's Mississippi Regiment in the Mexican American War, the Model 1841 soldiered on into the Civil War. It was used by both sides. In addition, settlers bound west on the Oregon Trail could purchase one of these rifles from the government. They are referrred to as jaegers or yaugers in contemporary accounts. Originally, the M1841 fired a patched .54 round ball. This rifle has been bored to .58 caliber to allow the use of the Civil War era Minie Ball. It is in very good condition. The barrel is a steely pewter color with speckled dark brown patina. There is significant pitting and some surface rusting around the bolster and percussion cone. The brass furniture has been cleaned and is just starting to re-develop a little patina. The bore is dark, with significant pitting, but does have visible rifling along its length. The action works well. The stock is worn and smooth, with the usual small dings from years of use. There are two faint inspector's cartouches visible on the left flat of the stock. The Mississippi is a great historic arm, with service in two wars and America's Westward expansion. Stock no. 20949



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  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
(540) 592-7273 or (540) 592-7274
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