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Hudson Bay Co. Flintlock Trade Gun by Barnett

20 Bore (about .62 caliber), 38" pinned octagon to round 3-stage barrel with baluster turned rings at the transitions, no S/N. Browned finish, nails secured brass buttplate, cast brass thimbles and entry pipe, 3-screw serpent side plate, oversized iron triggerguard. Rounded 6.375" flint lock with pointed tail and double boarder line engraving. Integral fenced and bridled iron pan, rounded swan neck cock. Lock marked with the tombstone {FOX/EB} Hudson Bay Company mark of Edward Bond with tail of lock marked in two arched vertical lines BARNETT / 1838. Top of breech with same tombstone {FOX/EB} marking and left angled flat with London commercial commercial proof marks. Full length stock with simple raised carved apron around breech plug tang and extended moulding at tail of lock mortise. Breech plug tang secured with a single screw entering front the bottom front of the triggerguard. Includes a brass tipped wood ramrod with iron wiper at the end. This exact trade musket is featured on the cover of the book For Trade and Treaty by Ryan Gale.

 

Condition:

Good to very good. Metal with a moderately oxidized brown patina showing scattered light pitting over the entire barrel, more moderate at the breech. Lock and barrel remain in original flint configuration with a moderately oxidized touchhole that shows some erosion. Bore is dark, dirty and heavily oxidized. Lock remains functional with an apparently replaced cock screw. Stock sanded with buttplate proud of the wood on both sides and at toe. Stock with two repaired diagonal cracks in the obverse forend near the second pipe.

 

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,400
05/25/2021

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