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Author Topic: Fowlers or Sporting Guns  (Read 152 times)

Offline Feltwad

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Fowlers or Sporting Guns
« on: September 10, 2022, 01:41:14 PM »
Fowlers is a term used for a flintlock single barrel of 12bore and smaller but here in the UK they are known has sporting or game guns. A fowling gun is a large bore gun of 10 to 4bore plus a punt gun   enclosed are a couple of images of what we call sporting or game guns
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Re: Fowlers or Sporting Guns
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2022, 01:58:46 PM »
Feltwad,
It is always a pleasure to view your offerings of various firearms.  You have sure shown some beauties.  Thank you so much.
The possible exception being the bottom one on the rack.  It kind of looks like the product of leaving a firearm and an oar together in a closet over the winter.
Can you tell us a little bit about that one, please?  Thank you,
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Offline Feltwad

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Re: Fowlers or Sporting Guns
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2022, 04:12:33 PM »
I have always referred it too a Spanish rifle with a semi  migulet lock, but some have another word for it, Enclosed is three image's that will [ Invalid Attachment ]  be of help
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Re: Fowlers or Sporting Guns
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2022, 09:24:44 PM »
I also thought of a paddle for the punt in that Spanish Sporting Gun!  Thank you for showing those.  You have a truly lovely collection!  The half stock, second from the top, looks like it could have been the inspiration for Samuel Hawken's rifles....

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Re: Fowlers or Sporting Guns
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2022, 02:44:41 PM »
What a great collection you have and thanks for posting them.  Terminology is frequently a stumbling block when it comes to understanding what we mean.  For instance, I refer to my smoothbore as a smoothbore or a musket.  That can be nit-picked but one has to find something that can describe a gun or at least is easy to stick with.
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Re: Fowlers or Sporting Guns
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2022, 10:01:40 PM »
Feltwad always has some interesting ML's to show us!  :hairy :shake
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