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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
English made, New York dealer marked percussion half stock fowler by "A.HARRINGTON/POKEEPSIE" - $650.00

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English percussion half stock fowler marked on lock "A.HARRINGTON/POKEEPSIE" (archaic spelling of Poughkeepsie, New York). Also British proofed on barrel with maker mark "B&S" and makrked "LONDON". Advertisements for Harrington are known from 1830 to 1832 in the "Poughkeepsie Journal" offering guns for sale and gunsmithing work. 45" barrel with fancy and unusual separator between the octagon breech section and round section of the barrel. Usually these separators take the form of a round "wedding band", but this one is decorated on the octagon facets. Metal parts have a salt and pepper patina with some light pitting overall and heavier expected pitting in the barrel breech area. Walnut stock has an attractive striped grain and decorated checkering in the wrist. Wood is worn overall with a piece missing from the left side of the butt comb, chips and slivers to lock mortise and adjacent to barrel tang, and a small crack by the forearm tip. The forearm tip is interestingly shaped itself and has an engraved flower. Nipple is a modern replacement. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.