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.