Percussion Altered Northwest Trade Gun

.60 caliber. 36.25" pinned three-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Oxidized metal, brass and iron furniture, full-length walnut stock.  Percussion altered flint lock with drum bolster, is mark with the {Circle-Fox} logo and dated 1857 vertically at the tail. No visible proof marks, likely of Belgian rather than English manufacture. Thee-screw serpent side plate, large iron triggerguard, raised carved aprons around the tang, at tail of lock mortise and at tail of counterpane. Two corrugated brass pipes secure an old wood ramrod. Gun is decorated with brass tacks along the forend and the top of the wrist. A couple of the tack heads are broken off, revealing squared brass shanks in the wood. Stock pins are mostly old, oversized period replacements.

Provenance:Ex Jim Strouse Collection


Good. Metal heavily oxidized with some roughness and pitting, particularly around the breech and bolster area. Mechanically functional, fair bore with moderate oxidation and pitting. Stock with moderate wear, showing numerous bumps, dings and mars, with some splintered loss along the upper edge of the forend and some old repaired cracks at the forward part of the counterpane and forend.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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