May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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For a similar example, see pages 80-85 of "The French Trade Gun in North America: 1662 - 1759" by Kevin Gladysz. The French three-stage barrel has a 6 1/4" faceted section at the breech. Left side is stamped with a crown over "TG" as well as two indistinct oval proofs or maker's marks. A brass spacer fills an old rear sight notch towards the breech. The early flat lockplate has beveled edges and is stamped "TVLE" in the center. Iron buttplate tang and trigger guard without sling swivel hole, both of classic French design. Iron sideplate appears to be an American interpretation of a French sideplate. Crude sheet iron ramrod entry ferrule while the other two ferrules are more refined. Walnut stock of early and attractive form with a dramatic drop at the buttstock. This is probably a period restocked fusil de chasse using some original components and other American blacksmith-made components. Complete with a brass-tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel shows wear and retains a mostly dark patina. Lock retains a matching patina and is a very good professional reconversion. Furniture retains a matching brown patina. Stock is very good showing scattered age cracks and marks from use. Ramrod has a break at second ferrule and is in two pieces. A very nice 18th century trade gun. DMG

Item Dimensions: L: 61 - 1/2".
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
46 - 3/4"
Caliber/Bore
.70 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
French
Model
Fusil de Chasse
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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