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Flintlock Northwest Indian Trade Gun
Maker: London Model: Trade gun
Particulars of this trade gun are as follows; the barrel breech shows Birmingham proofs and the number 36. The lock is engraved "London". Barrel is octagon to round and 50" long with a smooth bore, octagon for 17 5/8" with a wedding band transition to round for 32 1/2" to the muzzle. Overall length is 66 1/2". All furniture is iron. A single neck cock holds the flint. The barrel is pin fastened with the stock reaching almost to the muzzle. Iron ramrod.* Similar in appearance to plate III B number 3 at page 59. The right stock has 6 brass tacks with the hole for a 7th tack. The iron rod is a replacement, otherwise an all original example. The bow trigger is typical of the Northern used Northwest guns. * The book referred to is "The Northwest Gun" by Charles E. Hanson Jr. This piece bears the later Birmingham proof marks at the breech. The lock is original flint with a refaced frizzen and a bushed touch hole which indicates the extended use that the gun had. The London marked lock is a typical simple trade lock with a heavy cock and frizzen similar to those as illustrated on page 65. This gun was sourced out of Canada which explains the King's crown shaped tack configuration. This piece is in very sound condition considering its obvious usage. It is also uncommon as to it remaining in its original configuration with the 50" barrel and overall length. The wood is all original with little loss and strong tear drop carving.
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Item # 15290 - Flintlock Northwest Indian Trade Gun
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