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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1750 Flintlock Germanic jager rifle - $1750.00

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C1750 Flintlock Germanic jager rifle. 29-3/8" octagon barrel. Lock is lightly cleaned, barrel has dark patina with uncleaned light rust, brass parts have attractive light to medium patina and metal parts are beautifully formed and engraved overall. Nicely scrimshawed sideplate with scene of a hunter with horse and dog stalking a boar with two groups of houses. Classic thick buttstock with wooden patchbox cover, latch spring is a partially finished replacement that doesn't function properly. Stock is beautifully border carved with foliate and fan carvings at ends of major features. Stock shows average wear and use with scattered handling marks, some minor chipping to the lock mortise, a long crack with sliver on the left side of the forearm associated with a break in the sling swivel area, a diagonal crack with chip on the right side of the forearm and an age crack behind the ramrod ferule. Forearm appears to have had 6 inlays around the barrel pins, which are absent. Set trigger system and lock appear mechanically good. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.