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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1840 fancy silver mounted curly maple halfstock rifle - $675.00

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C1840 percussion halfstock longrifle. Script signature on barrel hard to read "Cod*ell T/Pce***". 40" octagon barrel of about .36 caliber bore. Nice original sights. Silver or German silver mounted and beautifully engraved, with triggerguard and buttplate of iron. Silver parts are polished, iron parts have a dark patina with some pitting in the nipple area. Fancy curly maple stock was broken and glued in the wrist and forearm, has an added finish overall, with a few small pieces missing from the edges, associated with the cracks. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.