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10-09-2010, 12:25 PM
You like Mississippi's? Here is another one.
This was a Euroarms Mississippi, somewhere along the line the front sight was removed and a huge brass sight resembling a sailboat sail was installed. Replace it and you have a nice MS for the upcoming 1861 season. Rear sight resembles a 61-63 Springfield (see attached photos). Great dark walnut stock, NOT defarbed, but nice browning with some muzzle wear. Note also the barrel muzzle has been turned down to accept the '42 bayonet instead of the sword bayonet. Includes a neat looking used rebil linen and leather sling!
$500.00 includes postage.
10-16-2010, 12:56 PM
The Mississippi is still available, or make an offer.
A friend is looking for a rifled 1842, ArmiSport, NOT Indian.
10-20-2010, 04:51 PM
A rifled '42 has been found.
Mississippi rifle now $425.00 shipped.
11-13-2010, 09:50 PM
Other than that funky front sight, would the modifications fit into any of the N-SSA specs for a Mississippi variety?
11-13-2010, 10:07 PM
I see nothing amiss save the sight, and you know raising the front sight is what sets the N-SSA part from reenactors. The turned down barrel muzzle is a period practice. Check the N-SSA site for the particulars, or PM John Holland. Seems good to me, but then I have a vested interest.
11-13-2010, 10:10 PM
It could fit into one of the "Drake" variations... but not with that front sight. and not for a '42 bayonet!
11-13-2010, 10:33 PM
The '42 would end up on the wrong side of the barrel and the little bridge at the end of the slot wouldn't fit over that sight blade. The '16 would again not fit over the blade but would be on the proper side of the barrel. You would have to go back to a 1790 something to have just an open slot but it might be better to deal with the sight blade.
11-14-2010, 11:35 AM
The MS was picked up somewhere in the mists of time at a rifle range where I was a range officer. The turned down barrel was with it when I purchased the weapon from a hunter who was frustrated by how "messy" black powder was compared to his 30-30. I am responcible for the front sight. The original had no front sight at all and I trusted a local gunsmith to add something, and it was a "something" he did add. The sight could be easily removed and replaced. As I recall the piece shot well, the brass sight just looks plain ugly. The photos show that the item has merit, excluding the brass spiniker, and the Dyson hand-held is not included in the purchase price.
12-02-2010, 06:56 PM
This MS is still available, and with a slight bit of work on the front sight blade would make a dandy rifle for the upcoming 1861 events as militia or???
12-06-2010, 11:48 PM
How is the front sight attached to the barrel itself? Is it soldered, brazed or dovetailed. How is the rear sight attached? Has a hole been drilled and threaded properly for the rear sight base screw? Are we sure that if drilled it did not comprimise the barrel? Does a repro. or original Springfield bayonet fit the barrel modification? Does the patch box open all the way lke an original or only part way like a Euroarms?
Others may be interested in this information as well as myself.
12-07-2010, 06:48 PM
The front sight is attached by a brass pin. Look at the close-up photo.
The rear sight is attached with the two holed sight screw as found on a '61 or '63 Springfield rear sight.
The barrel is not compromised.
The diameter of the muzzle end is 3/4 of an inch, I do not have a bayonet, real or repro, to try.
The patchbox opens all the way, and contains a brass, round, box for caps or whatever.
Thank you for the questions.
Nicely set up.
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