Native American Tacked & Decorated Percussion Trade Gun by Hollis & Sons

.58 caliber. 36" pinned three-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Blued finish, brass and iron furniture, walnut stock. Flat Enfield style lock marked with the usual Isaac & Hollis trademark at the tail and "I HOLLIS & SONS" forward of the hammer.  Left angled barrel flat with Birmingham commercial proofs and "24" gauge mark, indicating .58 caliber. Three screw serpent side plate, oversized iron triggerguard, two corrugated brass ramrod pipes secure an old wooden ramrod. Stock with typical raised carved aprons around the breech plug tang and at the tail of the lock and counterpane. Stock with numerous added old tacks with some missing leaving old brass shanks without heads in the butt as well as some tack holes. A great looking, untouched and completely honest Native used trade gun. 


Good showing moderate wear and heavy use. Barrel with a thick brown patina with scattered surface oxidation, some pitting and traces of blue. Lock not mechanically functional, bore dark and pitted, brass furniture with an untouched patina. Stock worn and dry with chips, mars and some deep dings as well as chipped loss around the buttplate and some slivered loss in the forend.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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