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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1820-40 percussion conversion Southern style kentucky rifle - $750.00

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C1820-40 percussion conversion Southern style kentucky rifle. 42" octagon barrel of about .50 caliber. Has an indistinct signature on the barrel flat. Brass buttplate and ramrod pipes, crude iron triggerguard and barrel tang. Ramrod is too short for the barrel, and one ramrod pipe is missing. Metal parts have an untouched rust patina overall. Stock is worn smooth, having one age crack in the toe of the butt, a small crack by the lock screw, a long crack in the ramrod channel, a medium crack in the forearm edge, and two slivers missing from the forearm edges. Hammer cocks, but does not have half cock. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.