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Percussion half stock rifle by John Hetrick, Newark, OH - $550.00

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Percussion half stock rifle. Marked on top of octagon barrel "J HETRICK". John Hetrick is listed as having made percussion rifles in Newark, Ohio. 36" barrel. Brass parts were cleaned at some point, iron parts have dark patina overall with some pitting in the nipple area. Stock shows curly maple grain under a dark finish and patina, free of cracks and chips, with scattered light handling marks and scratches. Barrel shows a ding at the muzzle on the right side. Ramrod is an antique with carved jags near the muzzle, sticks out a little more than an inch past the muzzle. Nipple is a modern replacement. Mechanically good with set triggers, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.