Author Topic: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler  (Read 1197 times)

Offline dlbarr

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Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« on: November 06, 2023, 08:20:04 AM »
What companies or builders with good reputation offer these? Had one several years ago...wish I had it back.

Offline rich pierce

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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2023, 03:24:45 PM »
Danny Caywood and Clay Smith come to mind. A lot depends on your price range, style preference, and wait time. I could list a dozen or more custom builders but most are booked for 2 years or more. What do you intend to do with it? Gauge preference?  Some builders are cranking out fine, plainer guns and others like doing decorated guns with carving, wire inlays, engraving, and so on. You could pay from $1200 for a fine used contemporary smoothbore to $5000 on a new one depending on what you want and who made it. We can offer more specific advice when we have a better idea of what you’re shopping for.
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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2023, 03:47:00 PM »
Jim Chambers I think has something along that line in kit form that some builder could finish for you.

Offline old george

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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2023, 04:19:49 PM »
You might contact Rick Larnerd at Gobbler Knob longrifles, he builds a fowler. Tom Caster on this forum also builds a nice fowler at a fair price.

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Offline dlbarr

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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2023, 05:49:47 PM »
I'd prefer a .62/20g. Fancy details are not important to me, plain is fine. That is not to say I don't like options (Queen Anne lock etc). I'd be using it for hunting & just general all around fun. Appreciate the responses.

Offline Bob Gerard

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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2023, 05:32:44 PM »
Peruse the “Items for Sale” section. The other Muzzleloading site has another For Sale listing as well. Some very nice fowlers and Fusils come up now and then, at good prices.

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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2023, 07:15:45 PM »
Where are you located? 
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R
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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2023, 08:55:30 PM »
 Why not out a want ad in the Classifieds with a list of what you want and a price range and see what you get.

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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2023, 09:50:04 PM »
Where are you located? 
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R
Pacific NW, specifically eastern WA State

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Re: Want to buy (not build) a smoothbore trade gun/fowler
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2023, 09:01:59 PM »
Thank you. 
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