made this gun for a friend a few years ago and he has decide to sell it now.
The gun is a typical French style "fusil de chasse" or "gun for hunting". These
would have been seen mostly in the eastern to middle regions of Canada as well
as the northern parts of the American Colonies from New England to Michigan and
down the Mississippi River Valley.
This gun has a Colerain 42" oct-round barrel in 20 gauge with a touch hole liner
installed. The barrel has slightly thicker walls at the muzzle which makes it a
good shooter with ball as well as shot. The very thin barrels flex more when
fired which makes for poor accuracy when firing a patched round ball. The lock
is by Davis and has the correct "TULE" mark with the fleur de lis. The stock is
walnut with an aged appearance. All of the hardware is steel that has been aged
as well. Comes with a period correct leather sling.
This gun is lightly used but in
excellent condition inside and out.
Weight is 7 lbs
9 ozs. Pull is 13¾".