The Cherrytree Family

 

 

 

New England (Connecticut Valley) Fowler

 c. 1770-1780

.62 caliber, 46" octagon to round barrel, plain maple stock

L&R Queen Anne lock

 

.62 caliber (20 gauge); 46" smoothbore, octagonal to round barrel; L&R Queen Anne lock; plain maple stock; brass furniture, early butt plate with inletted finial, icanthus leaf trigger guard.  Taken from an original pattern made by Joseph Chapin near Windsor Connecticut, (#115.MM in George Neumann's "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution"). 

The sharply curved stock (of French influence) achieves an extremely delicate and graceful profile and shoulders and balances surprisingly well.

 

 

 

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