#789- Blanket Gun

This gun was stunted from birth,  the buttstock was cracked and the fore-end crooked , so I amputated to save its life and it became a Blanket Gun. Made me feel like a Civil war surgeon.  The Indians may have hidden these guns under blankets but they were more often used horseback like a heavy dragoon pistol, one shot then it became a club. I  applied  a few tacks to Indian it up some, and it grew some beads and feathers, too.

The barrel was custom made by Kelley, about 14″ long, tapered and banded. The lock is an English Trade lock by Davis, the trigger is meant to be pulled with two fingers, just like your Indian buddy  pulls a bowstring.

 NorthWest guns came with all kinds of finishes,  this one was rust blued in the old fashion.  The trigger guard has been left in the white, nicely polished,  because the originals were , too.  

 The barrel is marked with my cipher, plus  LONDON and  a tombstone fox  on the top flat, a blossom with TB on the oblique flat, along with  GRRW  CA   NW o3,  (third NW Gun built by the CA), since it has become one of the new GRRW Collecror’s Butt’n guns.

This is an archived item that is no longer for sale. It's just here to give you an idea what Doc can do