Here's a great example of mid 19th Century American craftsmanship. This Ohio-style half stock rifle was made sometime between 1830 and 1850. It features a curly maple stock which is very solid with the exception of some dry rot behind the hammer.
The lock is a British trade lock; typical of most American-made rifles. Both the lock and the triggers need repair as neither one lock in place.
The barrel was shortened at some time and appears to be roughly .32 caliber.
This piece has a lot of potential for restoration. It could also be used as a display piece.
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