Hudson's Bay Company Percussion Northwest Trade Gun by Barnett

.60 caliber. 36" pinned there-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Browned finish, iron and brass furniture, full-length walnut stock. Percussion altered flint lock with the "{Tombstone-Fox/EB}" trademark forward of the percussion alteration hammer and marked in three lines at the tail "BARNETT/LONDON/1885". Breech with "{Crown}/JEB" for John Edward Barnett and a flag mark, with the London commercial proof, view and gauge marks mostly obscured. Traditional trade gun features include a brass three-screw serpent side plate, oversized iron triggerguard, flat brass buttplate, raised carved aprons at tang, rear of mortise and rear of counterpane and the ubiquitous corrugated pipes to hold a wood ramrod. Stock decorated with a few brass tacks in the butt behind the wrist and on the top of the wrist. A neat example of a late period trade gun made in flint in the mid-1880s, then altered to percussion and still used well into the cartridge firearm period.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Good to very good. Metal lightly oxidized with a brownish gray patina, some indications of an old cleaning, partially visible markings and some scattered roughness and pitting. Lock is mechanically functional, bore is oxidized and pitted. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars, with some small areas of slivered loss along the forend and at the tip.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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