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,
yellow and blue.
The original at Colonial Williamsburg is the only surviving one that is known 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
beech stock and a
Davis lock. Very nice handling and light weight gun. Pull is 13¾" and
weight is 5½ lbs.
Click here to go to the Boy's/Ladies version.
Available with a
fire blued barrel as well at no extra cost.
Call or email
me to discuss building one for you.