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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
C1840-60 percussion halfstock target rifle with Lane & Read Boston lock - $550.00

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Percussion halfstock rifle with lock marked "LANE & READ/BOSTON". 34" part octagon, part round of medium weight with three holes drilled in muzzle for false muzzle. About .45 caliber bore. Barrel equipped with nice original sights and period mounts for scope. Metal parts are lightly cleaned with light patina on steel parts and some pitting in barrel breech area. Attractive walnut halfstock with horn forearm cap, shows scattered minor marks with several cracks in the area around the lock, lock screw, and triggerguard that don't show any movement, and were secured with three small nails under the lock screw. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.