Trade Gun Kits

These kits are made one at a time. All of the brass parts are cut and filed by hand. The barrels come with the breech plug installed, dovetails cut for the sights and tennons and have the correct period stamps consisting of 'LONDON' on the top flat and the View and Proof stamps on the breech. The stocks are shaped from just forward of the lock back to the butt. They are inlet for the barrel, lock, sideplate, buttplate and trigger. Pull is about 13".

 

These kits can be finished with minimal work compared to many other kits. They can be stained and a finish applied or painted and decorated as many of the originals.

 

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These are custom made kits and I try to keep a few on hand but I may be out of stock at times so please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

 

Please note that the brass parts are not engraved.

 

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The locks are by R. E. Davis and the barrels are by Colerain.

Available in 20, or 24 gauge smoothbore. Barrel lengths 36" or 42".

 

For paint and finishing supplies click here.

 

To order a kit click here.

 

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Early English Trade Gun circa 1740

 

 

Type 'G' or Carolina Trade Gun Kit circa 1760

 

 

Note: The term 'type G' is used here only because this is the style commonly given that name today. It is a term

T. M. Hamilton coined in his book "Colonial Frontier Guns" to separate the different styles of parts

and is not an 18th century designation. There are no complete guns of this type that survive today.

 

 

French Tulle Trade Gun Kit

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