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Eli Whitney contract 1841 "Mississippi rifle" with lock dated 1850

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Eli Whitney contract 1841 "Mississippi rifle" with lock dated 1850. Percussion lock with 1850 date and "N.Haven" behind hammer and "E. Whitney / US" in front of hammer. Rifled musket style barrel with rifle sights. "US", "GW" and "VP" proofs at breech. Walnut wood stock with brass hardware including two brass barrel bands, trigger guard and buttplate with "US" mark. Brass patchbox with extra nipple inside. Original ramrod. Comes with reproduction leather sling and brass on wood barrel plug. CONDITION: Overall good patina on metal surfaces. Wood retains original finish with usage and handling marks. Mechanically sound and functions fine.Name Value Accessories Barrel Length 32" Caliber/Bore .54 Rifled Drop at Comb Drop at Heel FFL Status Antique Length of Pull Manufacturer E. Whitney Model 1841 Paperwork Serial Number NSN, Name, Value, Accessories, Barrel Length, 32", Caliber/Bore, .54 Rifled, Drop at Comb, Drop at Heel, FFL Status, Antique, Length of Pull, Manufacturer, E. Whitney, Model, 1841, Paperwork, Serial Number, NSN
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