Pete Erickson
PO Box 887
Fargo, ND 58107


War of 1812 "Chief's Grade" trade gun GT126

Price: $4500.00

.64 cal;iber, 36 3/4 inch barrel, 52 1/4 inches overall, lock converted to percussion, marked Galton, "boar's head and horn" on lock plate and brass butt plate, silver Indian warrior thumb piece indicative of "Chief's Guns" on wrist, barrel carries Birmingham proofs and faint "fox in circle", typical inlaid silver spider front sight, brass trigger guard has crack in tang, brass trade gun ram rod thimbles, all brass has dark aged patina, lock is mechanically good, iron parts show deep aged patina, stock has various use dings and some minor wood lose along barrel and around lock, period coat of shellac or varnish.

British government contracted with 16 makers to supply these trade guns.  The intended purpose was that they be given as gifts to strategic Indian leaders.  The leaders would then be favorably disposed to support England against the Americans during the War of 1812.

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