Original British 19th Century Trade Percussion Conversion Fowling Shotgun

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Original Item: Only One Available. Nearly every rural farm in the mid 19th century had one of these hanging over the mantle piece. This is a classic all-purpose fowling piece, originally made around 1815 as a flintlock and later converted to percussion. This was an "everyday" household gun, used for birds, varmint, small game and even got pressed into service for home defense.

Standard British manufacture in the first quarter of the 1800s using what is referred to as a "Trade" lock exported in the thousands to the developing world from England, nicely marked:



Converted to percussion ignition system in the middle of the century, this particular example is notable in that it has quality 18th century brass mounts including a brass side plate. The wooden ramrod is Hickory was made in the United States and has the original brass nose mount.

This old girl has been in an attic for more than 100 years only very recently come to light. Well used during an active lifetime she is now, being untouched for over 100 years, considered a "sleeper". She needs a home over your mantelpiece for the grandchildren to admire. Offered in unaltered totally original condition, as much a part of the American tradition as George Washington and apple pie.

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