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M1841 US "Mississippi" rifle by Whitney - $1250.00

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M1841 US "Mississippi" rifle by Whitney. Dated 1846 on lock. Metal parts have a dark patina overall with some uncleaned light rust and scattered pitting on iron parts. Upper sling swivel is absent. Stock shows average wear and use overall, cartouches opposite lock, has nicks to the ramrod channel, a chip opposite the lock, a chip in the lock mortise, a small crack by rear lock bolt, crack behind hammer with wood burned away a little from firing. Nipple is old and mushroomed. Mechanically good except releases from half cock, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.