American Fowler

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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 I made this one to look as it might have appeared when originally made.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.

 

 

 

 

 

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