Early English 1740 Trade Gun

in 20 gauge (.62)




This is a new, unfired 1740 Early English trade gun built from one of my kits. The beech stock has been stained very dark. there is a check in the wood on the left side of the barrel channel which has been solidly repaired. It also has a piece of wood glued in at the rear of the left lock panel to repair a check in the wood. Beech is a difficult wood to dry properly without checking. This stock was too nice not to repair the minor problems. These repairs are very solid and should not cause any problems in the future. The Colerain barrel is 42" long in 20 gauge (.62 cal.) and has front and rear sights. There is a touch hole liner. It also has the proof and maker's stamps at the breech. The lock is a Davis Early Colonial. The metal parts have all be aged.

Weight is 7 lbs. 4 oz.  Pull is 13".



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