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Tryon Contract m1841 Mississippi altered for socket bayonet
Item #: TB65
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Excellent condition example of a Tryon contract model 1841 Mississippi rifle. Details of the contract are unclear but it is estimated that George and Edward Tryon, Philadelphia, produced approximately 5000 model 1841 Mississippi pattern rifles. This particular example is unique because it was altered for Civil War use by turning the barrel down from .920 to .842 and adding a lug to accept a socket bayonet. According to the late Trevor Bovee, this alteration was performed for the State of New Jersey.
Beautiful condition with a smooth dark patina overall on all the metal parts. The brass patch box, butt plate. trigger guard and barrel bands have a nice pleasing patina. The wood is in excellent condition with sharp inspectors cartouches in the wood opposite the lock. Sharp markings on all the metal parts with the lock dated 1848 and the barrel tang 1851. The .54 caliber bore is fine and still retains strong rifling.
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