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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1840-60 light weight halfstock percussion rifle - $450.00

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C1840-60 light weight halfstock percussion rifle. 30" long 13/16" octagon barrel of about .30 calibre bore. C.Baker marked lock, which is indicated as Albany, NY in Sellers' "American Gunsmiths". Metal parts have an uncleaned patina overall with some pitting around the barrel bolster. Barrel tang was altered and has a crack. Maple stock has slight curly grain character and nicely shaped furnishings. The wood was lightly cleaned long ago, has a couple small lateral cracks opposite the lock with a small sliver, and a small crack forward and rear of lock, with a couple tiny filled chips in front of the lock. Mechanically good with set triggers, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.