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Percussion Hudson's Bay Percussion Trade Gun by Barnett

.60 caliber. 42" pinned three-stage octagonal to round barrel. SN: NSN. Bright finish, brass and iron furniture, Enfield musket style walnut stock with checkered wrist. Enfield-style lock marked "1866/BARNETT" forward of the hammer, with a Hudson's Bay Company "{Tombstone Fox/EB}" at the tail. Two-screw dragon motif serpent side plate, flat brass buttplate, oversized iron triggerguard. Forend shortened to half-stock length with added rib under barrel and two iron pipes to secure a brass tipped wood ramrod. Brass blade front sight. A nice example of a post-Civil War era trade gun that retains the early style multi-stage barrel, side plate, buttplate and large triggerguard combined with Enfield pattern lock, bolster and stock. This style of trade gun would predominate production of these items for the majority of the time they were produced, from the 1860s into the dawn of the 20th century.

Condition:

Good. Metal with a moderately oxidized brown patina with scattered surface roughness and pitting. Mechanically functional lock, fair more is moderately oxidized and pitted. Stock shortened to half-stock with crudely added rub under barrel that is coming loose in areas. Checkering at wrist worn and weak, stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,920
06/08/2022

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