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C1850-60 Indiana halfstock percussion rifle by R.D.Tucker of Leavenworth - $850.00

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C1850-60 Louisville-area percussion halfstock rifle marked on top of barrel "R.D.TUCKER", who is listed in Sellers' "American Gunsmiths" in the 1860 census in Leavenworth, Indiana, having been born in 1815. G.Goulcher marked trade lock. 44-1/2" octagon barrel. Very plain rifle made without patchbox or buttplate. Metal parts have a mostly smooth medium brown patina with pitting erosion around the bolster. One ramrod pipe is absent. Plain maple stock may have been lightly cleaned with a couple minor cracks at the heel of the butt, a small piece of wood missing above the rear of the lock and a small crack above the front of the lock. An interesting rifle made on the banks of the Ohio river at the height of the Underground Railroad. Mechanically good with set triggers, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.