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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
New England percussion half stock rifle - $750.00

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New England percussion half stock rifle. Lock marked "A.W.SPIES", no other markings apparent. 32-1/2" medium weight octagon barrel of about .50 caliber bore. Metal parts with a light to medium patina overall, showing some evidence of cleaning and some uncleaned rust on iron parts. Nice original front globe and long rear sights, has a provision for a sight in the wrist, sight is absent. Maple stock is in sound, smooth condition with a few minor age grain cracks in the forearm. Nicely engraved sideplate and triggerguard. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.