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    Half-Stock Percussion Plains Rifle by Southerland. Unserialized, .40 caliber, 32 1/4-inch octagonal barrel with brass blade front and adjustable rear sights. Top barrel flat near breech marked: 92 / A.J. SOUTHERLAND / ANN ARBOR / 140. Lightly engraved lock marked: PARTRIDGE. Brass triggerguard and buttplate. Fine grain walnut stock with carved cheek rest. Hickory ramrod. Condition: Fair to good. Barrel mostly a deep brown smooth patina with scattered dents and showing some signs of having been cleaned. Lock showing dark age patina with fine scratches and pitting. 2 1/2-inch crack to stock on right side from front of lock extending into forearm. Wood otherwise very good with some losses at upper tang. Action good.

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    June, 2013
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