|Beautifully crafted C1840-60 curly maple halfstock dual purpose Kentucky smooth rifle/fowler - $1350.00|
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Beautifully crafted C1840-60 curly maple halfstock dual purpose Kentucky smooth rifle/fowler. 40-1/2" part octagon, part round barrel. Lock marked "JOHN WALKER", no other markings apparent. Unique side-opening patchbox with pineapple finial. Brass mountings with exception of iron ramrod rib and pipes, and silver key escutcheons, initial plate on barrel, wrist escutcheon, and unusual star inlay in cheekpiece with curved tips. Iron parts have dark untouched patina with a twist finish on the barrel, Brass and silver parts have light to medium patina. Stock is a very tightly grained curly maple with well-defined striping and a rich, untouched patina from added finish over the years. Checkered in the wrist. Stock shows some minor expected marks from handling and use, and a small crack by the lock bolt. Ramrod appears to be original and has a cleaning worm on one end. Lock does not have half cock, but functions as expected at full cock. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.