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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1840-60 percussion curly maple fullstock rifle signed "W .. K"- $550.00

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C1840-60 percussion curly maple fullstock rifle. 38" octagon barrel of 1" weight and .32 caliber bore. Trade lock has an unreadable maker mark and barrel signed with script initials "W .. K" on top flat. Barrel muzzle is decorated with a punch dot at each of the 8 points of the octagon. Nice stipple engraved rectangular sideplate and toe plate. Metal parts were cleaned with a salt-and-pepper gray surfaces to iron parts with light pitting. Nice original open rear and front sights. Stock has an attractive tight curly grain, with a slight attractive slope to the butt line, nicely shaped cheek rest. Stock was lightly refinished, three of the stock pins have been replaced at some point with brass machine screws and hex nuts, has several grain cracks at the front of the forearm and a worn sliver missing from the right edge of the forearm, and has a little wood burn away from around the bolster. Mechanically good with set triggers. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.