Boy's/Lady's Bumford Trade Gun

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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 from London” dated November 1756 there is an order for 200 trade guns with 36" barrels for boys.

So a smaller version is historically correct!

 

This 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.

Length 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.

 Price $2600

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.

 

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