This is a typical English fowler for a gentleman of the 18th century. This one has a
in 20 gauge.
Stocked in English walnut and sterling silver mounted. The lock is polished
and the barrel has been fire blued.
The barrel has a hooked breech and silver wedges for easy
removal for cleaning.
The wrist is checkered with silver wire
nails in each square taking a total
of about 2 feet of wire. All of the silver parts were
cast or fabricated in my shop.
About two pounds
of silver was used to make all of the parts. The muzzle
end of the stock has a horn nose cap and
the ramrod is tipped with horn as well. The wood was lightly stained to bring
out the red hue and
then a hand rubbed
oil finish was applied. There is total of about 300 hours of work in this gun.
Weight is 6 lbs.