Boy's/Lady's Bumford Trade Gun
on image for larger view
This gun is a
¾ scale version of the Bumford style.
In Sir Wm. Johnson Papers, Volume #2 pages 889-900
from “A List of Goods to be sent
dated November 1756
there is an
order for 200 trade guns with 36" barrels for boys.
smaller version is historically correct!
one has a 34" octagon to round barrel in .50 smoothbore. The lock is an
altered Chamber's small Queen Anne lock. The pan arm was removed and the
frizzen spring modified to make it an earlier style.
of pull is 12". Overall length is 47" and the weight is about 3¼ lbs.
If the price seems high
for a "kid size" gun, please keep in mind is that even though these are smaller
guns, the parts cost and time to build is
equal to a full size gun.
Click here to go to the full size version.
I can get this
barrel in .45 rifled as well and add a rear sight.
Full size version is on the bottom in picture above.
Here is another one
that is convertible between flint and percussion using small Siler
locks. The locks and barrel have
been fire blued to reduce rusting. It also has a rear sight copied from
an original 'Type G' trade gun.
The bag and horn for the gun above.
Call or email
me to discuss building one for you.