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Percussion Northwest Trade Gun by Barnett

.58 caliber. 41.25" pinned three-stage octagonal to round barrel. SN: NSN. Bright finish, brass and iron furniture, full-length walnut stock. Enfield-style lock marked "BARNETT/LONDON/188?" forward of the hammer with the last number in the date not legible. Lock also marked with a Hudson's Bay Company "{Tombstone Fox/EB}" at the tail. Breech with London commercial proofs and a "24" gauge mark for .58 caliber. Three-screw dragon motif serpentine side plate, flat brass buttplate, oversized iron triggerguard. Stock with traditional raised carved aprons around the tang and at the tail of the lock mortise and counterpane, as found on 18th century guns. Two corrugated pipes retain a wood ramrod. A solid example of an HBC percussion trade gun from the waning days of the trade.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Good. Metal moderately oxidized to brown with scattered surface roughness and some pitting. Markings remain partly legible. Lock mechanically functional, fair bore is dark and pitted. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars, some wood loss at the pin holes and some chipped loss under the lock.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,000
06/08/2022

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