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mtmike
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:26 pm    Post subject: I D's for firearm? Reply with quote

Gentlemen,, I have bought an NorthStar West "Early English" trade gun,and I need some H/C info.
It is the year 1740,we have been sent out to obtain meat for the fort,You & I are standing making ready to go out,you look at my firearm and compliment on it.
My questions are: do I have
(a) Smoothbore?
(b)Musket?

(1) Fowler?
(2) Fusil?

I am in need of the H/C descriptions,
Early English
20 gauge
36" barrel

I have no pictures to up load that the moment,but if you can help?

Your Servant,

Mike Medley
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Fitzhugh Williams
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think that the barrel would be longer than 36".
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:09 pm    Post subject: nw tradegun Reply with quote

you have a smoothore fusil. 36 inches would make it handy in the forest and in a boat or a caone. 20 bore would be a good choice although 24 was a common one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nwtradegun,,I appreciate your reply,,Fusil it is!







Mike Medley
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: i d gun Reply with quote

fi you bing English northwest tradegun you will get many images of them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From "1756-List of Goods to be sent from London (NE/Johnson)" included:
200, ditto. [Neat Fowling pieces] 3 Feet Barrell for Boys. ditto. [Substantíal Stocks to have some distinguishing mark on the Barrel and Lock of each] Wilson Maker
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