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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1820 New England percussion longrifle - $975.00

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C1820 New England percussion longrifle. 40" octagon barrel of about .53 caliber bore. Marked on lock "R. ASHMORE WARRANTED". Class New England style patch box and pointed triggerguard. Metal parts have a medium patina overall with brass having some evidence of having been cleaned and scattered pitting on iron parts. Nicely engraved patch box and toe plate, wire inlay in wrist and around barrel tang missing a few wires. Stock shows average wear and use, has an age crack near the buttplate, light crack in the wrist secured with old screws, long crack in left forearm edge, and crack in right forearm associated with a missing piece from the edge about 3" long. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.