This is a really
cool buggy or saddle gun from a cut down fowler. It was
originally made by W.F. Mills of High Holborn, London.
This came to me
disassembled in a trunk load of old parts I bought. It
was cut down a long time ago and well done with a new
front bead added. I've done a restoration on this gun
which included cleaning and re-bluing the metal,
cleaning the wood and applying a new finish. A new horn
nose cap has also been added as the original was bug
eaten. The 19" damascus barrel has been bored out slightly to
remove any rough spots but keeping it a 12 gauge. The
hook breech is tight and a new nipple is installed. The
surface of the barrel has some areas of light pitting
but nothing serious. It also has a new ramrod. The wood to metal fit is tight.
Just one small chip out in front of the lock. No other
chips, cracks or serious dents. Holds and points
well. I would not hesitate to shoot this one. The pictures will tell you more.
Weight is 5 lbs 9
ozs. Length of pull is 14¼".
Overall length is 35".