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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1817 US "Common" rifle by Johnson - $450.00

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M1817 US "Common" rifle by Johnson. 36" round barrel with proofs at breech. Lock marked "US/R.JOHNSON/MIDDLETOWN". Metal parts are cleaned with patchy dark spots and scattered pitting, with more pitting in the breech. Stock shortened to just in front of lower barrel band, rear sight removed, and lower sling swivel absent. Stock has been heavily cleaned while still retaining its lines, has a couple small cracks in the lock mortise and a small crack by the rear lock screw. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.