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C1860-80 percussion halfstock rifle by John Cassel of Ohio - $350.00

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C1860-80 percussion halfstock rifle marked on top of barrel "J. CASSEL". Most likely John Cassel of Richland County and Van Wert, Ohio. 36-3/4" moderate weight 1-1/8" octagon barrel of about .36 caliber bore. Metal parts have a light patina with light rust on iron parts and pitting in the lock and barrel breech area. Maple halfstock has a slight curly grain and a mix of dark patina and worn surfaces, free of cracks, with a large piece missing from the toe of the butt. Ramrod and one ramrod pipe are absent. Hammer cocks, but trigger set doesn't release it properly. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.