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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1840 percussion halfstock rifle - $595.00

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Halfstock percussion rifle, marked on lock "H.T.COOPER/NEW YORK" on lock. 36-1/4" octagon barrel of about .52 caliber bore. Nicely shaped patchbox, star inlay on cheek rest, and circle inlay in wrist. Interesting old iron strap repair to stock break. Metal parts have medium to dark patina overall with some pitting in the barrel breech and some scattered rust overall that has not been cleaned. Maple stock has light curly grain with three major breaks in the lock area that appear to have had numerous repair attempts over the years. Currently, two of the breaks are secure and one is loose. Has some small pieces of wood missing from the lock mortise and by the lock bolt associated with the breaks. Also, has a small piece of wood replaced in front of the lock and a couple chips in the forearm edges. Hammer has spring tension but does not quite cock. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.