- Jul 15, 2021
Is there anyone on this site who is knowledgeable of the 1841 Mississippi rifle and its subsequent alterations
I have a museum quality 1841 rifle, lock plate Harper’s Ferry dated 1853. The tang dated 1848. It has been altered to 58 caliber. The barrel has been turned down to the socket bayonet. The stud fixed to the bottom of the barrel. I have the bayonet as well. And this rifle shoots very well. What I’d like to know are the dates of any like altered 1841 rifles, such as the date of the tang compared to the lock. I believe the lock was probably replaced when alterations were made on the rifle or the barrel was swapped. This rifle has been in my family a long time.