Premier Firearms Auction
May 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2022
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AMONG THE FINEST SURVIVORS OF 415 HAMPTON WAR OF 1812 CHIEFS GRADE FLINTLOCK TRADE GUN NORTH WEST INDIAN “CHIEF’S GRADE” TRADE GUN.
Bbl. 37″ multistage. 51″ Overall
This is a special gun in very fine condition w/ inset silver thumb plate w/ Indian chief. Bbl. w/ Birmingham proofs at breech, “LONDON” & circle cartouche w/ sitting fox marked top of bbl. Lock marked “HAMPTON”. There are stylized engraved decorations w/ hunting horns, horse heads w/ arrows, there are also military proofs: broad arrow on lock & broad arrow over “BO” (Board Ordnance) on stock. Single screw brass lock escutcheon. Jim Hansen in his text “Firearms Of The Fur Trade” discusses the special guns made by Thomas Hampton of which 415 of these chief’s trade guns he mfg. Most of these guns were given to British North American Indian allies during the War of 1812. Most saw hard use & survival on the frontier provides few survivors.
PROVENANCE: ex-Jim Gordon collection; Jim Taylor collection.