Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle


Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle with Dickson & Nelson lock plate.  This Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle was originally bought from Norm Flayderman.  I just received this Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle on consignment.  This rifle is a Southern Copy of the Federal Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle.  There are several Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle makers in Middle Tennessee.  John Overton being the most likely maker of this rifle.  That said, notice there are no barrel band springs.  The patch box is classic John Overton style with no extra nipple hole.  The lock plate is Rebel Relics Strong.  The Dickson & Nelson maker mark is strong.  Nashville fell to the Blue Bellies early in the War.  The rifle making equipment was shipped deeper South.  I am sure they would have taken all the pieces and parts.  These stocks being made on the captured rifle machinery allows for any Model 41 lock plate to be used.  I would still have called this Rifle Confederate if it had a Tryon lock plate.  Perhaps after the fall of Nashville this rifle was completed and the Dickson & Nelson lock plate was added.  The brass patch box is for sure a Confederate made example.  This Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle displays great with working action.  The sling swivels are “MIA” but has Mississippi style brass tipped rod.  Tim Prince has a Tennessee John Overton Model 1841 on his website currently.  Check out his listing and compare the rifles.  I have handled most of the John Overton Rifles that have surfaced in the last 10 years.  This Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle is an unique rifle and Rebel Relics Priced.  I guarantee this rifle is Southern just can’t tell you the exact history …. I was not there and either was anyone else currently walking around.
PLEASE READ:  This Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle does not fit into a perfect known maker, or armory.  A collector walking this rifle around a show would hear very quickly that no Federal Model 1841 Rifle used friction fit hardware.  Every part on this rifle is authentic.  The friction fit alone rules out a Federal stock.  I explained in the write up how the Alabama lock plate could have ended up in a Tennessee style stock.  No doubt some collector loved this rifle and put his initials on the brass hardware.  I suspect Norm Flayderman also loved this rifle or would have not listed it on his website.  This is an affordable Confederate Tennessee Style Rifle.  The lock plate alone is worth thousands.
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