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Percussion Hudson's Bay Company Northwest Trade Gun by Barnett

.60 caliber. 36" pinned three-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Moderately oxidized metal, brass and iron furniture, full-length walnut stock. Enfield style percussion lock marked in three lines forward of the hammer "BARNETT/LONDON/1889" and with the Hudson's Bay Company "{Tombstone-Fox/EB}" trademark at the tail, with a weaker "HBC" mark on the top flat of the barrel. Breech with "JEB" stamp for John Edward Barnett, a small flag stamp and the usual London commercial proofs and a "24" gauge mark for .58 caliber. Typical Northwest gun features include the three screw brass serpent side plate, raised carved molding around the tang and at the tail of the lock and counterpane, the oversized iron triggerguard and the the flat brass buttplate. Forend with simple sheet brass reinforcement near tip, two corrugated brass pipes secure a brass tipped wood ramrod. Triggergaurd decorated with leather strap cut to hold percussion caps for ready access, wth the leather attached with twine. Some caps are still in place. A nice example of the old pattern muzzleloading guns still being traded to Native hunters and trappers as the dawn of the 20th century approached.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Good to very good. Metal with a mottled and freckled oxidized brown over gray appearance with some roughness and pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate oxidation and some light pitting. Stock fairly crisp with some scattered bumps and dings and some minor chipped loss at the forend tip.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,700
06/08/2022

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