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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Palmetto Armory, Columbia, SC American 350
Descriptions
steel 2355 military 37 brass 1442 walnut 486
Names
firearm 4093
Subjects
Civil War 17 American 37
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
1851
Dimensions:
L: 48.75 in, Barrel length: 33.25 in, H: 7 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This U.S. Model 1841 rifle was made under contract for the State of South Carolina; approximately 1,000 were produced. It is considered a secondary Confederate firearm. The buildings of the Palmetto Armory were destroyed by Federal troops under General Sherman in the Spring of 1865.
Inscription:
on lock: COLUMBIA/S.C. 1852 [on top of barrel:] U.S./JCB/P [on upper tang:] 1851 [on rear tang of trigger guard:] K [on left side plate:] N [on butt plate:] U.S. 80 [carved in left side of butt stock:] HWM [in left side of stock:] (inside oval;) (illegible inspector's initials)
Remarks:
A: gun B: ram rod Rear sight and rear barrel band missing; replacement Palmetto Armory lock.
Model:
Model 1841
Caliber/Gauge:
.54 ML
Accession Number:
1988.8.1542

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