Original Henry Nock Fowler

in 13 gauge restored by Bruce LePage

circa 1790




This is a wonderful gun by a great maker that has been restored to it's original condition by Bruce LePage. He converted it back to flint, polished the lock inside and out and re-cut the engraving. The touch hole has been lined with what looks like platinum which would be appropriate but it might be stainless. The 32" long barrel has been honed smooth to a mirror finish inside and the outside has been refinished to bring out the damascus pattern. The wood has been cleaned and refinished without any sanding so it still shows the minor handling dents natural to it's age. The checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. The wood is very sound with only one small check on the right forend behind the nosecap. The nosecap is formed iron and held in place with a screw. The ramrod is original with both tips intact. The lower tip has a threaded cap that covers a wad puller and the front tip is damascus to match the rest of the barrel.  Overall an exceptionally nice gun for any collection or to take to the range. Very light and well balanced. The pictures will tell you more.  

Weight is 5 lbs. 15 oz.  Pull is 14".



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