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Belgian Made Northwest Trade Gun with J. Henry Marked Flint Lock

.65 caliber. 35.5" pinned three-stage octagon to round barrel with baluster turned rings at the transitions. SN: NSN. Bright finish, brass and iron furniture, beech stock. The lock remains in original flint configuration and may well be a period of use replacement. It is marked "J HENRY" under the pan and "49/PCJ & CO" in two vertical lines at the tail, indicating production in 1849. The barrel has the Liege "E/LG/*" in an oval proof and the balance of the gun appears to be of Belgian "Northwest" pattern construction. The buttplate is missing and the butt may have beens slightly shortened and it is possible the barrel was slightly shortened as well. The gun is decorated with a dozen brass tacks, six on each side of the forend that have square brass shanks. A wood ramrod is secured in the corrugated brass pipes.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Good to very good with moderate wear and missing the buttplate. Metal with a moderately oxidized brown and gray patina, showing some areas of surface roughness and pitting. Lock is functional, but the mainspring is an incorrect replacement that will disengage from the lock if removed from the stock. Bore oxidized and pitted. Stock with moderate wear, showing scattered bumps, dings and mars, some wood loss around the pin holes and some grain cracking in the butt.

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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