- Feb 20, 2005
- South of the North 40
Every once in a while something grand comes along. I present an M1841 Remington marked 1853 with Harpers Ferry Long range alteration. Several years ago I came across this very rifle at a show but could not begin to afford it. I helped ID the weapon to August Wishman of F Cos 4th MN VI, though it is a very sketchy provenance. Saturday while working at the museum I chose to take a glimpse at what Mr Dennis Fulmer had for sale on his site. Low and behold there was that very same rifle. A short conversation with my gloriously lovely wife allowed me to purchase it. It arrived today. The "A W" I remembered was carved into the wood of the patchbox proving it to be the same weapon from years ago. I now own two M1841's with provenance, however shaky, to members of the 4th MN along with a muster roll. She has seen hard use in her day but the best part is that she appears perfectly shootable.