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I have had this Harder in the family for over 100 years and it's time for a new home.
It is either a .44 or .45 over and under.
I have been unable to find a serial number.
What is the estimated value and potential market.
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I am sure it would help the experts to have a shot or two of the whole rifle!
 

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Jacob Harder worked in the Lockhaven area from about 1844 to 1890(?), before that he was in the Athens area. He built rifles up to and including cartridge guns, your probably dates in the 1840/50 time frame. Wish I could give you an idea of value but I don't know that much about your rifle.
 
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I haven't seen one of those in quite a while.
I think these rifles are rather under valued.
They normally have a starting value of $750. If the barrels are in exl condition you may get as much as $1200+. It all depends on the barrels.
Please remember that the market fluctuates so that some years it may be worth more and other years less.
 

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Your rifle "looks" to be in good condition. Please take your rifle to a gunsmith to have it properly cleaned. Other wise the value do to the rust is going to go way down.
 
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