Tuesday, July 31, 2012

English Trade Gun by Ken Gahagan

This is an example of an English commercial hunting/trade gun circa 1700-1720. These guns followed the long barreled, large bore fowler and musket patterns of Europe. This example illustrates many of the typical English trade components like the big three screw lock, plain dragon sideplate, flat iron buttplate and  simple brass trigger guard. Also has a crude nailed escutcheon and simple tang carving. This piece is copied from one in the Neuman collection. Lock by The Rifle Shoppe, barrel by Getz.












Copy and photos by Ken Gahagan.

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting architecture, and executeded in Ken's amazing technique.
    Ken, is this based on historical late 17th to early 18 century examples of English trade guns or on your educated interpretation? It looks to me much like the artists depiction of the guns the Cherokee visitors to London carried circa 1700.

    Great work, heinz

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  2. I suspect it is a concept of an American colonial restock of English trade gun parts(?) like some of those pieces shown in Hamilton. It is another really cool piece. Ken - your stuff always looks like it came out of a museum.

    Guy

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  3. This is an example of an English commercial hunting/trade gun circa 1700-1720. These guns followed the long barreled, large bore fowler and musket patterns of Europe. This example illustrates many of the typical English trade components like the big three screw lock, plain dragon sideplate, flat iron buttplate and simple brass trigger guard. Also has a crude nailed escutcheon and simple tang carving. This piece is copied from on in the Neuman collection. Lock by The Rifle Shoppe, barrel by Getz.

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  4. Thanks for the education!

    heinz

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