Barnett Percussion Trade Gun Dated 1900

.58 caliber. 29.75" pinned three-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Oxidized metal, brass and iron furniture, full-length walnut stock. Lock marked forward of the hammer in three lines "BARNETT/LONDON/1900" and with the Hudson's Bay Company "{Tombstone Fox}/EB" at the tail. Breech with London commercial proofs and a "24" gauge mark indicating .58 caliber. Traditional trade gun features including the brass three-screw serpent side plate, oversized iron triggerguard and flat brass buttplate. Stock with the traditional raised carved aprons. Obverse butt with the remnants of an old carved identification that has been intentionally removed over the carved date "1/6/28". A great example of a true anachronism at the turn of century, a percussion muzzle loading smoothbore trade gun in use at a time when machine-guns, tanks and airplanes were less than two decades from dominating the battlefields of the world.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Good. Metal with a rich, dark patina and moderate surface roughness as well as some pitting. Markings remain legible. Mechanically functional lock, bore moderately oxidized and pitted. Stock with moderate wear, lightly sanded, lock and tang slightly proud of the wood, a small section of the obverse butt surface has been planed off to remove the carved information. Otherwise with the usual bumps, dings and mars and a surface crack behind the lock mortise.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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