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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
Handmade prototype single barrel tip-open smoothbore - $350.00

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Handmade prototype single barrel tip-open smoothbore. 23-1/2" round barrel of about 0.48" bore that shows some twist pattern seems to have been adapted from another firearm. Nicely made brass frame with iron sideplates. Nicely machined extractor that is operated manually. Maple buttstock with simple sheet brass buttplate and triggerguard repurposed from an earlier American rifle or musket. Metal parts show a light patina overall. Stock is very good with a couple minor cracks in the wrist. All appears to be mechanically good, but gun is a little loose. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.