This is the only place to get an English style trade gun kit.
These kits are made one at a time. All of
the brass parts are cut and filed by hand for the English kits. The barrels come with the breech plug
installed and have the correct period
stamps consisting of 'LONDON' on the top flat and the View and Proof stamps on
the breech. The stocks are shaped from just forward of the lock back to the
butt. They are inlet for the barrel, lock, sideplate, buttplate and trigger.
Pull is about 13½".
These kits can be finished with minimal
work compared to many other kits. They can be stained and a
finish applied or painted and decorated as many of the
Please note that the brass parts
are not engraved on the kits.
Available in 20
or 24 gauge smoothbore.
up to 48".
NO other bore sizes,
pull lengths or left hand versions are available at this
time so please don't ask.
For paint and finishing supplies
I have a few Rice barrels. They are
profiled on the Bumford trade gun in the Colonial Williamsburg
These are 48" long with a 1" breech oct-round
tapered and I can cut and re-crown to shorter lengths if desired. They are in 20
24 (.58) gauge. These are the only barrels I will be using now as they
are more period correct than the Colerain ones I was using.
Out of 20 gauge barrels. I have been
informed more will be here early Oct.
I have only one 24 gauge barrels
left. More are on order.
Due to the supply chain and foundry
problems, some parts are getting scarce. I have more Davis and Chamber's
locks on backorder. If you are
interested in one of my kits, please contact me to make sure I have all
parts in stock.
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