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C1860-70 fancy target rifle by Henry Stevens, Watertown, NY - $595.00

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C1860-70 percussion halfstock target rifle by Henry Stevens, Watertown, NY. Marked on top barrel flat "H.STEVENS" and on lock "J.DANA&Cp". 33-3/4" barrel with bore of about .38 caliber, engraved with sunburst design on muzzle. Beautiful silver eagle inlay in cheek piece, silver patchbox with panoply of arms, and silver barrel key escutcheons. Other brass furnishings have a dark patina, as do the iron barrel and lock. Beautifully grained walnut stock has been broken and repaired in its history, and has a loose break presently. A piece of wood was inlay opposite the lock, and straps were inlet on either side of the barrel tang in an attempt to repair the stock. Sights are absent. Lock cocks, but does not release reliably. If possible, we will remove the buttstock for shipping to avoid further damage. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.