Colonial Fowling Gun
20 gauge, 42" octagon-to-round barrel,
large Siler flintlock, cherry, brass trim,
used, signed T. Shaw
Part Number: AAQ-853
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This used Colonial fowler has a blend of Germanic and English features. This smoothbore is stocked in cherry with a deep reddish undertone. The lock is shaped in Germanic fashion with a pointed tail and octagon pan. The brass furniture features a English buttplate and triggerguard with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania sideplate and ramrod pipes. This flint smoothbore is assembled around a 42" octagon-to-round 20 gauge barrel. The barrel is signed T. Shaw on the top flat of the breech. Weighing in at 7.5 pounds the rifle has a trigger reach of 13-1/2", for today's average sized shooter.

The Colerain 20 gauge smoothbore octagon-to-round has a tapered octagon breech for 14-1/4" before transitioning to round with a single wedding band. The bore measures 615" diameter, ideal for our 20 gauge wads and cards. The barrel is finished to a matte blue-black color with a very slight texture. A brass blade front sight is soldered behind the muzzle and a flat top rear sight is dovetailed 12" ahead of the breech. The rear of the front sight has been painted with a bright orange to increase visibility.

The cherry stock has a deep reddish undertone. This fowler appears to have seen little use as cherry is the softest of the hardwoods commonly used for gun stocks, and it shows only a few small handling marks. The brass furniture is well fitted and has a nice appropriate hand burnished tone. The buttplate has a long stepped English style comb. The lock panels taper widest at the rear following the tapered octagon portion of the breech. The classic fowler triggerguard with torch finial is shaped with small raised lips along the edges of the bow. The ramrod pipes have ringed ends with octagon flats. The 3/8" diameter ramrod is fitted with a brass tip threaded 8-32 for loading and cleaning accessories. The sideplate has a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania influence.

Ignition is provided by a large Siler flint lock, This attractive Germanic style flint lock has a chamfered plate with octagon pan and pointed tail. The lock has the matte gray original finish. We recommend using our #FLINT-ENG-6 best English 3/4" flints, hand knapped by Mr. Tom Fuller. The lock has a good strong mainspring and sparks reliably.

Fast ignition is assured by the stainless vent liner, positioned well above the bottom of the pan, centered on the heat of the flash. If your flint longrifle suffers from that infamous slow whoosh-bang ignition delay, study the work of today's best gun makers, and position your vent well centered on the pan, high above the bottom, to serve as a window on the center of the flash.

Used but in excellent condition this smoothbore has well aged appearance with a bright bore. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.
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