6/8/2022 – Frontier Firearms from the Lifetime Collection of Larry Ness

Arms, Armor & Militaria | Lot 22

  • June 8, 2022
  • 10:06 AM EDT
  • Cincinnati


Hudson’s Bay Company Flintlock Northwest Trade Gun by Parker, Field & Sons

.58 caliber. 36.25″ three-stage pinned octagon to round barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition. SN: NSN. Moderately oxidized barrel, iron and brass furniture, hardwood stock, possibly of beech rather than walnut. Rounded pointed-tail flint lock marked “PARKER/1837″ in two arched lines behind at the tail and with the Hudson’s Bay Company “{Tombstone Fox/EB}” trademark under the pan. Lock with rounded, bridled and fenced iron pan and rounded swan neck cock. Hudson’s Bay Co. trademark on top flat of barrel, along with “LONDON”  and with British Board of Ordnance proof marks at the breech. Barrel secured by the old-style screw through the bottom of the tang and front of the triggerguard plate. Flat brass buttplate secured with seven square head nails. Traditional, trade gun style large iron triggerguard and brass serpent side plate. Ribbed, trade-style ramrod pipes secure an old wooden ramrod. Raised carved aprons with finials around breech plug tang, lock mortise and counterpane, wrist with pronounced rail below comb. Parker, Field & Sons entered into their first contact with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1837 and continued to provide trade guns to the HBC through 1883, although in 1875 the firm changed their name to Parker, Field & Co.

  • Price Realized
  • $4,200


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