Back in 1988, at the fall National Muzzleloaders shoot, Wayne Dunlap had one of those fortunate days when the stars line correctly and everything worked his way. That day, Mr. Dunlap stumbled into a great find. Early in the shoot, while strolling around commercial row, he managed to lay his eyes on a rare, beautiful and appealing museum quality English "Bird" gun that features an uncommon 4-5 gauge barrel.
Immediately the thought of offering this gun as a component set became an endeavor. Good sales from the event made it possible to acquire this British gem of a gun originally built by a lesser-known gun maker, Charles Robins, circa 1770-1780.
After twenty years, off and on, of relentless effort, today, Dunlap Woodcrafts offers this component set to our customers.
The English Fowler component set is offered in the following woods: European walnut, American black walnut, and figured ash, with your choice of brass or iron furniture. Buttplate, trigger guard, trigger, entry pipe, and side plate furniture are direct casting from the original parts. Other woods will be available on special order later.
|A half-stock with a 37 1/2" long barrel, 2 7/8" drop, 13 3/4" pull, and 1/8" cast-off|
|10 and/or 12 gauge exclusive Rice barrel octagon to round featuring a wedding band with uniform outside dimension that offers interchangeability|
|Base price for Component Set|
|American black walnut and figured ash||$900.00|
- Prices do not include shipping
- Tax may be applicable in some parts
- The price for higher grades will be set on the individual piece of wood
We look forward to supplying your future gunstock needs
Parts included for each Component Set:
- Chamber's early-Ketland lock with pan bridle
- Barrel under rib
- Lock and tang screws
- Cast side plate
- Entry and ramrod pipes
- Trigger plate
Additional parts required
for assembly but
- Touch hole/vent
- Wedge key