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.