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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1850-80 percussion grain-painted fullstock rifle with brass patchbox, J.G.Wener (York, PA) marked lock - $650.00

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C1850-80 percussion fullstock rifle with lock marked J.G.WERNER. A J.G.Werner is listed in York, PA in 1850 for double rifles and in Lancaster, PA in 1882. 35" long 7/8" octagon barrel of about .36 caliber bore. Brass parts are polished bright with some simple stippled engraving on several parts. Lock and barrel have a medium patina with some evidence of cleaning on the barrel and some expected pitting in the breech area. One screw is missing from the barrel tang. Maple stock is nicely grain painted to simulate curly maple with the front 20-1/2" of the forearm restored or made in two pieces with matching grain painting. Crescent moon inlays in cheek piece and two on each side of the forearm. Stock was cleaned and lightly refinished with small pieces of wood replaced above the front and rear of the lock and a couple minor grain cracks in the forearm. Mechanically good with set triggers, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.