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M1841 Mississippi Musket

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M1841 Mississippi rifled musket - .58 Minie ball

M1841 Mississippi rifled musket was a percussion cap battle rifle, issued to US Army and used in Seminole Wars, Mexican–American War and American Civil War. The rifle was produced on Harpers Ferry Armory, originally in .54 caliber and after 1855 in .58 caliber that became standard for Army rifles; many older Mississippi rifles were re-bored. The nickname "Mississippi" originated from the volunteer regiment Mississippi Rifles under Col. Jefferson Davis that was the first unit to use these guns.


  • Mass: 9 lb 4 oz (4.2 kg)
  • Length: 48.5 in (1,230 mm)
  • Barrel length: 33 in (840 mm)
  • Cartridge: .54 ball, .58 Minie ball
  • Rate of fire: 2-3 per minute
  • Muzzle velocity: 1,000 to 1,200 feet per second
  • Effective firing range: up to 1100 yards

The M1841 Mississippi Musket and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Variant Date
Gettysburg A Confederate soldier 1993
Gods and Generals A Confederate soldier 2003
Lincoln Confederate soldiers 2012
Free State of Jones Confederate soldiers and men from Newton Knight 2016


Title Actor Character Variant Date
North and South Patrick Swayze Orry Main 1985
James Read George Hazard
Chris Douridas George McClellan
John Stockwell Billy Hazard
Lewis Smith Charles Main
US Army soldiers and Mexican soldiers, Virginian militia
North and South: Book II Confederate soldiers 1986
Jean-Claude Van Johnson Jean-Claude Van Damme Himself "A Little Conversation About Trust" (S1E03) 2017
1883 Union Army soldiers 2021

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