Left Fowling Gun
20 gauge 46" octagon-to-round barrel,
Siler flint lock, curly maple, iron trim, used
Part Number: AAS-893
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1,349.00
This used left hand Fowler is stocked in maple stained to a warm brown. Fitted with a large Siler lock, this iron trimmed flint smoothbore is built around a 20 gauge, 46" octagon-to-round barrel. Used is fowler has a few scattered handling marks on the stock and brown finish on the barrel, lock, and furniture. Weighing in at 7.8 pounds the fowler has a trigger reach of 13-3/4", perfectly setup for today's average size shooter.

The 20 gauge smoothbore octagon-to-round smoothbore barrel is ready to go. The octagon flats travel 15" forward before transitioning to round at a single wedding band. The barrel is finished to a light brown with a silvery gray undertone. The muzzle end is fitted with a browned steel turtle front sight. No rear sight is fitted in fowling gun fashion. The .620" diameter bore is bright and has been well maintained.

The maple stock is finished to a warm brown to best display the figure over the length of the stock. The stock has a few scattered handling marks as well as some streaks in the finish from cleaning. The butt is fitted with a large, wide, nearly flat buttplate to spread the felt recoil over a large area. The comb of the buttplate is shaped with broad steps in English fashion. The buttplate is the buttplate is not perfectly centered behind the tang. Rather, it is offset from the left hand shooter's cheek. It places the left hand shooter's eye directly behind the line of sight, making this gun instinctive to point and shoot. The barrel is breeched with a flared tang. The lock panels taper widest at the rear in early long gun fashion.

The bottom view shows the rounded toe. The toe has a few scattered marks and the toe is one of the most common areas to pick up dents and dings from being place on the ground during loading and cleaning. Three ramrod pipes secure the ramrod to the stock. The ramrod is fitted with a brass tip with 8-32 threads for loading and cleaning accessories. A square tail fowler sideplate supports the two lock bolts that engage the large Siler flintlock opposite. No cheek piece is fitted in fowling gun fashion.

Our view of the lock shows that flint ignition is provided by the left hand large Siler flint lock, which is tuned to spark well. This lock is modeled after a fine hand made original lock by the famous American gunmaker, Jacob Dickert. This lock captures the styling used on many American longrifles. We recommend using our best hand knapped English 3/4" flints for use with this lock. A stainless steel vent liner is drilled in the side flat of the barrel. The vent is well positioned both horizontally and vertically on the pan. 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, we recommend simple and attractive left hand Fowling Gun to the French & Indian War era reenactor, or the Revolutionary War volunteer, seeking a suitable gun for militia duty. 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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Elk River, MN 55330-1773

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