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Euroarms 1841 Mississippi

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Euroarms 1841 Mississippi

#1 Post by shoggoth80 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:04 am

So. I saw this thing the other week when I picked up my Pardner Pump. I went back earlier, and it was still there. So I snapped it up, and put it on layaway. Used, very good condition. Minor scuffs. Nothing to cry over. .54 cal, beautiful stock, brass bands, trigger guard, browned barrel. Pretty excited. This scratches the itch for older style stuff, and keeping it milsurp related. Pics will come when I pull it off layaway.

I know the originals were designed for patched ball, and later bored to .58 for minie ball. Guessing I can use .54 cal minie ball out of the repro? Anyone know powder charge range off hand?

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#2 Post by patrick_ford » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:12 am

The twist of a 1841 54 cal should be 1 in 66 which is best for patch and ball. You could use a minie ball is so inclined. I think the standard powder charge was 90 gr but your mileage may vary depending on your rifle. I've seen target loads a low as 40-45 gr. I'd like to see some pictures, the 1841 is one of my favorite BP rifles.
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#3 Post by shoggoth80 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:05 pm

Paying it off on Saturday, and I'm very excited about this one. Also got a little Kentucky Rifle off a friend for under $100, needs some minor accessory work, but shoots decent. I've been meaning to jump back into front stuffers for a while out of general interest, and anachronism. Lol.
Very fun. Pics will come when I get it home.

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#4 Post by shoggoth80 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:41 pm

Pics, because it happened.
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#5 Post by patrick_ford » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:23 pm

Very nice rifle you have there.
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