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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1803 Harpers Ferry percussion rifle dated 1814 - $2250.00

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Scarce War of 1812 period M1803 Harpers Ferry percussion conversion rifle. Dated 1814 on lock, about 1600 made that year. 36" part octagon, part round barrel. Good lock marks, barrel proofs, and stock inspector marks opposite lock. Metal parts have light to medium patina, cleaned some in the lock and barrel breech to expose the markings. Has some expected pitting in the lock and barrel breech area. Stock is good, shows an average worn appearance with some chipping in the lock mortise and barrel tang area, and a few scattered moderate handling marks. Mechanically good, but does not cock smartly always on the first try, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.