Bumford Style Painted
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 13½"
and weight is 6 lbs.
Click here to go to the Boy's/Ladies version.
Stained, engraved and finished. Add $150 for the vine
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 13½".
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This is one painted as the
original was with the vines.
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me to discuss building one for you.