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    Old Fouler in good condition

    This is a 40 cal Bethlehem County fouler circa; 1765. I made a trad for it for the painting I restored with my friend. I was very surprised when he offered the gun. Besides having to convert the lock back to Flint-Lock it is in excellent firing condition. I hope to get to the firing range to see how it shoots before the opener this Friday. With a 40" barrel it should have a great shot pattern.
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    I can't tell from the pics...where do you mount the laser sight and the flash suppressor? Pump or semi-auto?

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    Sweet! ...some video of it kicking off would be cool, hint hint
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    That is a fine looking weapon. A video of the shoot would be really cool.

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    Nasty, just nasty Dave. Send it to me, so I can get rid of it for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I can't tell from the pics...where do you mount the laser sight and the flash suppressor? Pump or semi-auto?

    Sweet ol' smoke stick, Dave.
    Uh-Oh! That's not even a tiny bit funny to those of us what practicaly worship the old front stuffers. Be ashamed.
    What do we do with this guy now, Dave?

    OK, this time.
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    You know Frank, it's good he made fun of a small caliber rifle because when it get inserted up him back side it will not be a painful.
    Last edited by Dave Hawksford; 04-04-2011 at 10:25 PM.
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    That half moon inlay is sure doing it's job and shining good fortune down on ye.
    You know my story about a fowler.
    I'm still very proud you got that one. Very neat.
    The small guage fowlers usually were special purpose guns. I forgit the term 'collectors'?, or sumptin' like that. Guys like Audubon used them to collect birds for study and painting. Small gun didn't blast them apart.
    Wat kinda rock lock you going to put on it? I favor the L&Rs but hear Chambers are super fine also.
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    I'll take it up to Keath Casteel in W Va to make the altercations. He's the Man who knows these guns. Hopefully he will also know the maker. I am very honored to have this gun. My friend Grov handed it to me and said well; What will this do to my bill? I looked at him and said: Paid in full ! He just smiled. He got a great deal and I did too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    I'll take it up to Keath Casteel in W Va to make the altercations. He's the Man who knows these guns. Hopefully he will also know the maker. I am very honored to have this gun. My friend Grov handed it to me and said well; What will this do to my bill? I looked at him and said: Paid in full ! He just smiled. He got a great deal and I did too.
    Wonderful deal.
    If'n Keath can't identify the maker, you can send pics and info to the curator of the G. M. Davis gun museum at Claremore, Oklahoma. He is super-expert at identifications and very generous with his time answering such questions.
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