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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1840-60 percussion fullstock rifle with stag inlay - $650.00

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C1840-60 percussion fullstock rifle. 15/16" octagon barrel 33-3/4" long of about .45 caliber bore. Simple handmade block rear and front sights. Uncleaned metal parts with a mostly dark patina overall and minimal pitting in the barrel breech area. Folk-art engraved deer inlay in left side of butt, scooped heart shaped carving period to gun and well worn in left side of wrist, and a large period copper plate repair to stock with nails and decorative tacks. Nice antique hickory ramrod. Stock has a dark patina overall, was broken in the lock area and repaired well, but still shows a little movement to the crack below the lock. A piece of wood was replaced behind the hammer during the period of use. This is a nicely made and well-loved rifle through the years. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.