English Trade Fusil

.60 caliber, 41" octagon to round 3-stage barrel with baluster turned rings at the transitions, no S/N. Browned finish, hardwood half-stock with brass tack decorations and brass furniture. Commercial English flint lock marked LONDON / WARRANTED with a fenced, unbridled waterproof pan and a roller frizzen and with a flat faceted swan-neck cock. Barrel marked with London commercial view and proof marks as well as the * over RW mark of London gunmaker Richard Wilson and later his son Robert. The top flat of the barrel is engraved INDIAN. The gun is an interesting composite of an early London-made barrel likely produced during the 3rd or 4th quarter of the 18th century, a first quarter of the 19th century English made lock mated with a later 19th century style stock and furniture. As Wilson and his son were major contractors to the Hudson's Bay Company, the barrel was almost certainly part of one of their trade fusils, which was later reused to create this gun at some indeterminate point in time.


Fair. Metal is heavily oxidized and shows some pitting and surface roughness. Markings remain legible, lock needs mechanical attention as it will not hold at full cock. Bore is fair, heavily oxidized and pitted. Stock with wear wear, repairs around the lock mortise, repaired cracks in the forend and a major repaired break at the wrist.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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