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e.estern

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I did see it. Aside from the eye watering price, it appears that the stock has that unfortunately all to common crack running back from the rear of the lock. I could be mistaken, but it sure looks that way from the photos.
 
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I did see it. Aside from the eye watering price, it appears that the stock has that unfortunately all to common crack running back from the rear of the lock. I could be mistaken, but it sure looks that way from the photos.
It is definitely a crack. I like his description though, "lots of character with no scratches or dings." I guess a lengthy crack is considered "character." Up to $900 on bids...

Be patient and keep looking. They are out there.
 
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I have a pristine .45 Seneca, and IMO that rifle's a pretty fair deal, because:

A) It's a T/C Custom Shop (Fox River Outfitters) premium issue, with the upgraded walnut stock & high-polish bluing

B) It has both .36 & .45 barrels ( the .36 barrel is worth $350, +/- , all by itself)

C) The stock crack is and easy fix, and the stock will be OK if you refrain from using Hawken loads (which a previous owner likely did)

My Seneca's are not Custom Shop guns, but I would not sell my .45 for any less than $600 & my harder to find .36 for less than $750.

This my .45 (top, below with the .36)

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If it wasn’t for the crack, I’d be more interested. if any one is interested in discussing a trade, I have a very fine Colt Woodsman which I’m going to sell once I find a nice Seneca.
 
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Premium issue with an upgraded walnut stock is still a cracked stock. Fixable or not, for $900+ (who knows what it will sell for), it still has a cracked stock that will need to be properly repaired.

Now for even more money you have a Premium issue with a repaired upgraded walnut stock.

The fact that a pretty obvious crack has been left out of the description would lead me to question what else is wrong with it or the other barrel.

If a bidder is aware of it and bids on it or buys it anyway, good for them. But an unsuspecting or new person into muzzleloading is going to be pretty upset.
 
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Stocks are like hens teeth, I found a stock for $199 after looking for over a year and thought it was a bargain. The cracks can be fixed, but it takes planning before you do it.
 
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I didn’t mean to hijack your thread. I saw that was being sold “as is, with no returns.” I hate to see unsuspecting folks spend that kind of money and it is not as advertised. Yes, it’s an easy repair but at a minimum it’s a disappointment and the maximum a possible money pit.
 

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