1841 Whitney

1903sprfld

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I have a 1841 Whitney it has all of the US acceptance stamps but it has never been modified original caliber and no bayonet lug. I was wonder how it could have missed being upgraded or did not all of these rifles get upgrades
 

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I have a 1841 Whitney it has all of the US acceptance stamps but it has never been modified original caliber and no bayonet lug. I was wonder how it could have missed being upgraded or did not all of these rifles get upgrades
We would love to see photos of your Whitney. There are several reasons it could have not been converted. Many of these were in Southern arsenals and would not have been converted.
 
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Many 1841 "Mississippi's" were not converted. They aren't that rare in my experience....many come up for sale in the original .54 caliber, with no bayonet lug, and original sights. Pictures are what keeps this Forum alive and well (and Forum members are addicts of pictures :D)...please post :smile coffee:. Just curious...what year was yours made?
 

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I also have one made by Whitney that was never converted. It looks like it was dragged behind a truck, but the bore is like new.

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1903sprfld

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I have a 1841 Whitney it has all of the US acceptance stamps but it has never been modified original caliber and no bayonet lug. I was wonder how it could have missed being upgraded or did not all of these rifles get upgrades
Here are pics it is s dated 1850

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Very Nice. Is that HH scratched in the patch box.
 
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