Bumford Style Painted Trade Gun
Great F&I or Rev period Indian gun!
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This trade gun is a style imported from England during the second quarter of the 18th century. It was copied from an original in the Colonial Williamsburg collection that was made by John Bumford in England. Period documents describe trade guns being painted with vines, stripes and poka-dots as well as in red and blue. This original is the only surviving one that I know of with painted vines. Typical features include sheet brass hardware nailed on instead of using screws. No entry thimble. This gun has a custom 48" octagon-round barrel in 24 gauge (.58 cal.) copied from the original gun, plain maple stock and a Davis lock. Very nice handling and light weight gun. Pull is 13¾" and weight is 5½ lbs.
Available with a fire blued barrel as well at no extra cost.
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