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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1860 percussion half stock rifle by August Herfurth, Madison, MI - $650.00

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C1860 percussion half stock rifle, marked on barrel "A.HERFURTH/MADISON.WIS." August Herfurth is listed as having operated in Madison, WI from 1856-1879. 33-1/2" long 1-1/8" octagon barrel of about caliber bore. Metal parts have an uneven light to medium patina overall with scattered light pitting. Nice ochre striped ramrod. Stock is good, showing average wear and use, has a couple chips missing on either side of the barrel tang, small sliver above front of lock, long edge crack on right side repaired, minor crack by lock screw and minor crack by buttplate. Has a modern replacement nipple. Mechanically good, except does not have half cock. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.