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New England Club Butt Fowler, Carved Cherry Stock, Possibly Massachusetts Circa 1770…Great wood and metal color and surface

The .80-caliber 52” barrel is in the black, and has two wedding bands, also an inlayed brass device with raised mask. The Ketland lockplate appears to be original; now converted to percussion. Brass furniture includes a 5” long nose cap fastened by pin to barrel lug; four pipes, fancy engraved trigger guard with long tangs, engraved sideplate, and buttplate. Although barrel color and texture is constant, the barrel may have been adapted or stretched; looks original and great inside; can see finely done brass/bronze welded joint; again, color and steel stock are constant and look right. Overall condition is excellent; two small bits of wood missing, both at top of barrel channel, one to a side; the action is sloppy (worn), else fine.
See Flintlock Fowlers-The First Guns Made in America by Tom Grinsdale, pp., 101, 116, and 117 for closely related and in some instances identical features.
Page 101, CB-6 Page 117 for similar shell carving centering barrel tang Page 117 for long brass nose cap Page 116 for similar sideplate, shape and border engraving Page 101 for buttplate tang, silver thumb-piece, and trigger guard
(Overall L: 67", barrel L: 52")



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