Percussion Altered Northwest Trade Gun by Parker, Field & Co.

.58 caliber. 42.5" pinned three-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Browned finish, brass and iron furniture, full-length walnut stock. Percussion altered flint lock marked in three vertical arcs at the tail "PARKER/FIELD & Co/1852". Converted lock has a medium sized military type percussion hammer similar to those found on US Model 1841 Rifles, with the hammer secured by an old screw with brass washer. Barrel with drum bolster alteration and marked very weakly on the top with the "{Tombstone-Fox}/EB" mark and with London commercial proof marks. Traditional trade gun features include the three-screw brass dragon motif serpent side plate, oversized iron triggerguard, flat brass buttplate, corrugated brass ramrod pipes. Stock with rudimentary raised carved aprons around the tang and at the tails of the lock mortise and the counterpane. A small notch rear sight has been added to the barrel and the original brass front sight blade is in place near the muzzle. Includes a wood ramrod.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Good. Metal heavily oxidized with scattered roughness and some pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate oxidation is dark and dirty. Breech plug tang broken. Stock with moderate wear, enlarged pin holes in the forend with pins missing. Showing numerous small handling marks, dings and surface mars.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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