Northwest Trade Gun
Steve Kraling built this NW trade gun in 2007. It has a sheet brass butt plate fastened with
hand forged square nails, serpent sideplate, and a large Davis lock.
The barrel is a smooth bore 60 caliber or 20 gauge octagon to
round. The trigger guard is a large
mitten type bow. The shooter can be
wearing mittens and still pull the trigger.
There are no sights except the small turtle front sight. The lock bolt is backwards. The head is on the trigger guard and the tang
is threaded. This is called an English
style tang bolt.