This gun is styled after an original
rifle in the Colonial Williamsburg collection that was made using imported
fowler parts. I made this one to look as it might have appeared when originally
made. Many guns made in England were stocked in
American maple originally since good wood was getting scarce there. Lumber was
the number one export from the colonies during the 18th century. This one was made using a hand made 44"
long, octagon to round barrel in 19 gauge. It has a hook breech and wedges
for easy cleaning. The lock is by Jim Chambers. All other parts were made in my
shop. It is typical of many of the better grade fowlers that were being imported
from London and Birmingham during the 18th century. The engraving is a common
style found on this grade of gun.