Relic Condition Shortened Percussion Northwest Trade Gun

.58 caliber. 31.75" three-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Heavily oxidized metal, brass furniture, period shortened stock. Percussion altered lock dated "1855" at tail and marked with a "{Circle-Fox}" forward of the hammer and secured by only a single remaining screw. Barrel shortened during the period of use with stock cut back to a "half-stock" configuration with a crudely applied blacksmith made iron strap barrel band secured by a single nail. Traditional trade gun features include the cast "serpent" side plate and flat, two screw buttplate. One of the original corrugated ramrod pipes has been soldered on to the bottom of the barrel about 3" from the muzzle. A real example of a period altered and modified Northwest trade gun that saw heavy use during the mid-19th century.



Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Fair, relic condition. Metal heavily oxidized with a thick brown patina and moderate surface roughness over all iron parts. Lock semi-functional, apparently only cocking to the half-cock position and releasing from there as well, missing hammer screw. Triggerguard tang broken, side plate missing first and last screw. Stock shortened with forend thinned and tapered, wood dry and showing some cracks as well as numerous bumps, dings and mars.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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