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27571 EARLY RARE AMERICAN FUR CO. FLINTLOCK NORTHWEST INDIAN TRADE FUSIL CA. 1820. ($7500)

EARLY RARE AMERICAN FUR CO. FLINTLOCK NORTHWEST INDIAN TRADE FUSIL CA. 1820. 52” overall with 37” octagon/round .60 caliber smoothbore barrel with Birmingham Proof House proofs at the left breech. Top flat of the octagon section of the barrel stamped with the “Fox/IA” tombstone intaglio touchmark of Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company which was the largest American Northwest Fur Trade company of the era and the main competitor of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Lock stamped with the same mark as well. Superb condition with all the original parts and having much of the original plum brown barrel finish and all the original stock finish. Mello brass butt plate and ramrod pipes. Brass “SERPENT” side plate with traces of original gilding. Original wood ramrod. Working order and excellent bore. Astor sold his interest in the American Fur Co. in 1834. Almost never seen for sale and extra rare. See Charles Hanson Jr.’s book THE NORTHWEST GUN, pp. 21-32 as well as James Gooding’s TRADE GUNS OF THE HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY, pp. 32-36.


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