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Jenks USN "mule ear" percussion breechloading carbine - $1650.0

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Jenks USN "mule ear" percussion breechloading carbine. Faint markings on top of barrel breech include date of 1844. 25" round barrel with attractive restored brown finish. Brass parts have nice light patina. Stock shows wear and use with scattered handling marks, has a light added finish, and an expertly replaced piece of wood in front of the lock that is 1/2" wide and tapers down to nothing over 5" length. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.