Shortened Hudson's Bay Co. Northwest Trade Gun by Barnett dated 1855

20 bore (About .59 caliber). 30" barrel length. SN: NSN. Cut-down flintlock trade musket with a smooth bore. Bright finish to barrel. Walnut stock has a plain straight grip with brass dragon sideplate to left side, and brass tacks fixed to forearm and buttstock. Barrel is a three section, octagonal to tapered round barrel. Item markings include "BARNETT/1855" to rear of lockplate, and a tombstone {Fox/EB} Edward Bond marking beneath pan on lockplate. Barrel appears to have had a {Fox/EB} mark 1" ahead of breech, but it is heavily worn. Barrel still shows London Proof House commercial marks to left side of barrel. Item is with flint and action is functional. Without ramrod. 


Fair. Bore is dark. Item possibly buffed or refinished at some point. Barrel has light pitting and scratching as well as a dark grey-brown patina to corner areas. Wood stock has been cut down from full length, and has scratching and losses overall. There are various losses to brass tacks fixed to stock overall, and wear to serpent side plate. 

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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