US Model 1841 Rifle

Description (Brief)
Put into production at Harpers Ferry in 1846, the Model 1841 is also known as the Mississippi Rifle due to its success in the Mexican War with the Mississippi regiment under the command of Colonel Jefferson Davis. Approximately 70,000 Model 1841s were produced by Harpers Ferry and contractors between 1846 and 1855. In 1861, these .54 caliber rifles were put back into service on both sides.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rifle
rifle, percussion
date made
1855
maker
Whitney Arms Company
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 49 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 125.095 cm x 6.985 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*272955
catalog number
272955
accession number
54205
subject
Firearms
Military
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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