FLINTLOCK PENNSYLVANIA FOWLER, Late 18th Century

Circa 1790's

This fullstock fowling piece was made in the late 1700's in Pennsylvania.  The stock is completely "in-the-black" and is unusual in that the entire stock consists of broadly curled cherry, the surface of which is untouched.  This piece is 59 1/2" overall and a 43 7/8" octagon to round smooth bore barrel with a bore diameter or about .73 (12 guage).  The front sight is brass and a very unusual feature for a fowler, it has an actual iron rear sight.  The oval brass buttplate has a stepped heel finial.  The American made brass triggerguard has a nice stylized acorn front finial, copied from the British while the rear strap of the triggerguard has a "thumbnail" style finial.  The high grade flintlock is either Americna made or German and is in its original flint configuration.  The frizzen spring has a very finely filed finial.  The brass sideplate is typically of Pennsylvania-Kentucky rifles as is the closed brass nose cap.  Circa. 1790. 

$2,600.00
I-RV-LA-0028
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