Short Fowler or Officer's Fusil

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This fowler is based on several I have seen made in England in the last half of the 18th century.

It has a 36" octagon to round barrel in 16 gauge (.65 caliber). The English style lock round faced or flat, both were common. They would have steel or brass hardware but sterling silver and Packtong (white brass) is seen occasionally. Generally they were stocked in European walnut but I have seen a few with American curly maple.