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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
United States 10 Unknown 893
Descriptions
brass 1442 black walnut 2 trigger 354 plain 345 metal 3340
Names
firearm 4093
Subjects
American 37
Use
fowler 5
Date:
ca. 1740
Dimensions:
L: 70.5 in, Barrel length: 54.625 in, H: 8.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
From the latter part of the 17th century to the 19th century it was not uncommon for English and some American sporting arms to be provided with Spanish barrels. Such multipurpose arms as this one were used by the American Colonists during the Revolutionary War.
Inscription:
BARREL: SPANISH PROOFMARKS. SIDEPLATE: "1741".
Remarks:
The rear sight of this fowling piece is of a rifle type rather than of a shotgun type. The arm could be used as either a rifle or a shotgun, shooting either one round ball or a multitude of shot. It is fitted with an imported Spanish barrel. The brass side plate of this piece is engraved and the initials "W E" and the date "1741" have been crudely applied. A: Flintlock; B: Ramrod
Model:
American Flintlock Fowler
Accession Number:
1988.8.592

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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