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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1840 Southern States flintlock Kentucky rifle - $495.00

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C1840 Southern States Kentucky rifle. So-called "Poor Boy" style for its functional but rudimentary hand construction with no ornamentation. Long barrel tang, handmade iron triggerguard, made without buttplate, and small "grease hole" style patchbox, may have once had a wooden cover. Plain wood stock is restored from the ramrod entry point forward. Stock shows average wear and use with some sanding, replaced forearm edge on left side, several scattered age cracks, some repaired with old nails, but fairly sound overall. Heel of buttstock on left side exhibits some chipping. Lock is a reproduction TOWER English lock. 44-1/4" octagon barrel is not well finished on the part hidden by the stock, a common trait on simply manufactured rifles. Barrel is a dark brown with an old lacquer or oil finish on it providing some sheen. Replacement ramrod is too short for the barrel. Fore stock is not pinned to the barrel, so the gun will be shipped in three pieces to keep the stock from breaking in transit. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.