The Pedersoli Mississippi US Model 1841 Muzzleloading Rifle is an nearly exact replica of the iconic Mississippi US Model 1841. The Mississippi US Model 1841 was considered the best looking ordnance long gun of the period. Manufactured at Harpers Ferry from 1846 to 1855, the Model 1841 originally came in 54 caliber, though many were later modified to 58 caliber. It was the first US military weapon made with percussion lock and no provision for a bayonet. An additional 75,000 muskets were produced by well-known companies such as Remington, Robbins & Lawrence, and Eli Whitney under government contract. Additional units were produced in limited numbers by Tryon in Philidelphia and Palmetto Armory in South Carolina. The 1841 was used by both North and South during the Civil War, and the nickname “Mississippi Rifle” comes from its use to equip a regiment in Mississippi during the war with Mexico in 1848. The Model US 1841 features polished brass furniture, browned 33” barrel with notched rear sight, case hardened lock and ramrod with brass tip. The lock is nicely marked with the Eagle stamp and “US” in front of the hammer.