November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This is a very attractive untouched 18th-century trade fowler which is nearly identical to the Duncan fowler shown on pages 111 to 113 of "Colonial Frontier Guns" by T.M. Hamilton. The fowler features an 42 - 1/2" English proofed three-stage .70 caliber smoothbore barrel with small iron and silver front sight mounted on top at muzzle. Lockplate stamped "S. KNOUS" in center. Cast brass furniture is identical to that of the Duncan fowler including wrist escutcheon stamped "I.B.", buttplate, sideplate with a third screw at the tail and engraving below rear lock screw, and trigger guard. The plain walnut stock of classic English 18th century form. Ramrod is absent. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a dark heavy brown patina, lock has been converted to percussion. Brass mounts have very dark patina and show wear and some scattered marks from use. Forend shows some cracking and losses on both sides as well as about 5-1/2" missing towards the muzzle. DMG
Barrel Length
42 - 1/2"
.70 Smoothbore
FFL Status
English Trade Fowler
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,845.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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