John Hills Flintlock Fowler
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John Hills Flintlock Fowler, c. 1790, bore .58, figured maple stock, brass fittings, buttplate tang engraved "BY, I, HILLS, CHARLOTTE," side plate engraved "JONATHAN PATTERSON," with a silver wrist plate dated "1777," lock plate engraved with foliate designs and "I. HILLS," tapered round barrel with a flat sight plane and a fixed iron rear sight and brass front, with a wooden ramrod, barrel lg. 52, overall lg. 68 in.
Note: Illustrated and described in Tom Grinslade, Flintlock Fowlers, The First Guns Made in America, American Fowling Pieces, 1700-1820, (Texarcana: Scurlock, 2005), p. 77, fig. NE 42.
In overall very good condition, original flint, lock functions, and about a foot of the front forestock near the muzzle has been replaced.
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