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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
1664 dated Germanic wheelock rifle, converted to percussion - 2250.00

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Germanic wheelock rifle, converted to percussion. Dated on top of barrel 1664. 22" octagon barrel with deeply rifled .50 caliber bore. Metal parts were cleaned at some point with some patina regained. Nicely furnished with stag horn. Stock shows average wear and use overall with some old wire added to stabilize a forearm crack and an antique 4" section at tip of forearm, which may have been made that way. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.