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Bumford Style Painted Trade Gun

circa 1750-1760

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 buttplate nailed on and the guard is held on with two screws at the rear and the tang bolt at the front. No entry thimble. This gun has a custom 47" 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.

The barrel and brass parts have been copied directly off the original gun.

Pull is 13" and weight is 6 lbs.

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 Price $2950

Stained, engraved and finished. Add $200 for the vine painting.

This gun is one of the new kits that I put together to show a finished product. It is a very close copy of the original. The barrel was profiled from the original gun and bored to a nice 24 gauge (.58 smoothbore). This one was stained with aqua fortis and a hand rubbed oil finish.

The weight is 6 lbs. Pull is 13".

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This is one painted as the original was with the vines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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