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Lot 3081: U.S. Robbins & Lawrence 1841 Mississippi Rifle with Screw Sight

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Harpers Ferry Type I Style Alteration U.S. Robbins & Lawrence Model 1841 Percussion "Mississippi Rifle" with Screw Pattern Long Range Rear Sight

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Harpers Ferry Type I Style Alteration U.S. Robbins & Lawrence Model 1841 Percussion "Mississippi Rifle" with Screw Pattern Long Range Rear Sight

Manufacturer: Harpers Ferry Armory Muskets And Carbines
Model: 1841-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 33 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 427
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 63
Class: Antique
Description:

This Robbins & Lawrence manufactured U.S. Model 1841 rifle features the desirable Harpers Ferry Type I screw pattern long range ladder rear sight, typically seen on Harpers Ferry manufactured rifles that were also modified for use with a Snell pattern bayonet. This example did not receive arsenal modifications for use with a bayonet. "WINDSOR VT/1850" marked at the tail of the lock and "ROBBINS/&/LAWRENCE/U.S." marked in four lines at the center of the lock. Harpers Ferry Type I alteration Model 1841 rifles are described on page 141 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III".

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 85% semi-professionally refinished blue finish on the barrel with a few areas of light surface corrosion at the edges. Smooth brown and gray patina visible on the casehardened lock with sharp markings. Brass displays a bright patina. Stock is also very good with defined edges, scattered scratches and dents, a nine inch crack on the left of the forend, some minor chips around some of the edges, a small crack ahead of the rear lock screw and behind the lock, and a few moderate chips at the toe. Mechanically excellent.



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